Samsung Galaxy users can now experience productivity and connectivity within the most secure ecosystem with Samsung’s Galaxy devices. Continually setting new standards of security, Samsung strives to keep more users safe in more ways than ever and with its latest security innovations users can live life with greater options and less effort – so life can truly open up possibilities, now and for years to come.
For Cybersecurity Awareness Month, here are six features you can leverage on your Galaxy device that ensures you stay connected and secure:
Worried about getting your payment data stolen?
With Samsung Wallet you need not be. Samsung Wallet enables you to use your Galaxy devices, like your smartphone or smartwatch, to shop with your debit and credit cards virtually everywhere contactless transactions are accepted. Just add your cards to Samsung Wallet and tap to pay.
A key feature of Samsung Wallet is Samsung Pay, where every transaction is authenticated by your fingerprint or PIN. If your phone is lost or stolen, you can remotely lock or erase your Samsung Wallet account with SmartThings Find.
On top of this, your phone is protected by Samsung Knox technology which constantly monitors and keeps your information safe, ensuring your card information is encrypted in a separate and secure data vault at all times and isolated from the main operating system for even further protection. In Samsung Wallet, several special security methods like tokenization are used to protect your payment information and reduce the security risks inherent to plastic cards.
For that added peace of mind, you can also store your payment information and apps in Samsung’s Secure Folder , and even hide the icon so it doesn’t appear on your home or apps screen. Secure Folder protects your private content and apps from being accessed by others and is the place to store all the photos, videos, files, apps, and data that you want to keep private. The folder is protected by the defense-grade security platform, and you can also add passcode or biometric lock to keep your data safe from any prying eyes.
Annoyed by spam messages? With Samsung, protect yourself against unwanted disturbances so you focus on the things that matter.
While many of us might consider spam messages to simply be a nuisance, they could be hiding malicious code that is able to infect your device. This type of cyberattack, often called zero-click exploits, is typically disguised as image attachments within text.
Samsung Message Guard preemptively protects your device from these zero-click exploits and limits your exposure to these invisible threats. When an image file arrives, Samsung Message Guard checks the file bit by bit and processes it in a controlled environment, ensuring it is isolated from the rest of the device. This prevents any potential malicious code from accessing your phone’s files or interacting with its operating system. Samsung Message Guard is then able to neutralize any potential threat hiding in that image file. It also runs silently and largely invisibly in the background and does not need to be activated by the user. So where previously you could be endangered without doing anything, now you are protected from zero-click exploits without lifting a finger.
Avoid misfiring a private photo or text with Samsung Galaxy’s Private Share , a privacy-preserving file-sharing function that allows you to share your data without being concerned about an invasion of privacy and loss of ownership.
Samsung Private Share comes with a myriad of features. As the owner of your data, you can ensure only the designated receiver can open files, set permission and expiration dates for the data, grant read-only access without the ability to re-share, revoke the data accessibility given to the receiver whenever you choose, ensure screen capture is not allowed and also see when the recipient received and opened it.
With Samsung Private Share, you can also safely remove location metadata from photos before sharing and courtesy of blockchain-based encryption technology, your files are securely and fully encrypted when shared.
Love working remotely? Work securely and flexibly with Samsung’s end-to-end protection.
Work from wherever you’re most comfortable, with Samsung’s Secure Wi-Fi which lets you browse the internet safely, even when you’re using unsecured, public Wi-Fi networks. It offers complete and secure protection by encrypting internet traffic and blocking any tracking apps. Up to 250 MB of Secure Wi-Fi per month is available automatically to Galaxy users .
Add Secure Wi-Fi icon directly on your home screen for easy access to the app – from which you can even route your internet traffic through two separate relays so no one can access your IP address, for enhanced privacy protection especially when you’re working remotely in public spaces.
Go through the day with greater peace of mind, knowing that Samsung lets you tailor your privacy the way you like.
Samsung Pass’ innovative biometric authentication technology ensures you no longer have to remember countless usernames and passwords again. It includes an Ultrasonic Fingerprint Sensor that allows you to access important data easily and securely by counteracting spoofing attempts that use 2D replicas of your fingerprint.
With Samsung’s Security & Privacy Dashboard, you have complete control over who sees your data and how it gets used. In one easy-to-use Dashboard, you can view, set, and adjust all your app permissions, controls, and data-sharing opt-in features. The Dashboard also gives an overview of information that may be at risk, showing the safety status of security items, lets you quickly change settings to manage risks more seamlessly.
The Items that have the potential to make the biggest impact on your digital safety — including Lock Screen, Accounts, SmartThings Find, App Safety and Updates — are now instantly accessible at the top of the dashboard, with clear indicators provided if there are security issues. The Dashboard also includes instant action prompts, such as permissions, that make data management more transparent.
If you use your Galaxy phone or watch for your wellbeing and exercise, the Samsung Health app guarantees that your heath data is fully protected through encryption, with enhanced security provided by Knox that detects malicious software and prevents your health data from being misused.
Lost your phone? Don’t worry about your information and data getting into the wrong hands.
With SmartThings Find, you can locate, lock and wipe your device remotely, initiating a complete lockdown of access to your personal information. Find My Mobile is a part of Samsung’s SmartThings Find, and enables you to not only locate your Galaxy smartphone, but also your tablets, watches, and other devices.
New features and enhancements make it easier than ever to find your devices such as tracking the approximate location and route of your lost device, as well as locking the screen, the power button, and Samsung Wallet on the lost device. Ringing sounds can also be activated to help you find the device, and you can delete or back up data to Samsung Cloud to protect your information.
If you ever forget the screen lock code for your device, you can still reset the screen lock remotely from the SmartThings Find website. Offline Galaxy devices can also be found even when mobile data is disconnected, as long as they are turned on.
Open collaboration and a secure ecosystem
In line with Samsung’s philosophy of open collaboration, Samsung works closely with the most trusted industry partners and wider security community to define and expand security standards, by better identifying flaws before they become problematic. Alongside Samsung Knox Matrix, which goes beyond traditional security infrastructure to offer a comprehensive approach to security across devices’ ecosystem, Galaxy users get more secure and richer connected experiences across devices, with Samsung’s SmartThings. This means end-to-end protection and real-time threat detection, built into every single layer of their connected devices – be it mobile devices, TVs, smart home appliances and more.
At the end of the day, whether you’re working or pursuing your passions on the latest Galaxy devices, you’ll always have the privacy you want and the security you need for the freedom to go where life takes you.