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Official launch of Samsung Mobile Security Rewards Program

On 07 Sep 2017 by Samsung Mobile Security

Samsung is officially launching our Mobile Security Rewards Program, a new vulnerability rewards program which invites members of the security community to assess the integrity of Samsung’s mobile devices and associated software to identify potential vulnerabilities in those products.

Samsung’s Mobile Security Rewards program is the latest initiative to demonstrate our steadfast commitment to working in close partnership with the security research community and enabling secure experiences for all our customers.

For more information, please visit here.

Statement on the allegation concerning Samsung Pay security

On 07 Aug 2016 by Samsung Mobile Security

Keeping payment information safe is a top priority for Samsung Pay which is why Samsung Pay is built with highly advanced security features. It is important to note that Samsung Pay does not use the algorithm claimed in the Black Hat presentation to encrypt payment credentials or generate cryptograms.

Samsung Pay is considered safer than payment cards because it transmits one time use data at the vast majority of merchants that do not yet have EMV (smart payment) terminals. With Samsung Pay, users do not have to swipe a static magnetic stripe card.

Frequently asked questions on this statement may be found here.

For additional information on Samsung Pay Security, please visit here.

Notification to users on Stagefright related issues

On 10 Dec 2015 by Samsung Mobile Security

Since August of 2015, Samsung has been diligently rolling out security updates for Stagefright and Stagefright 2.0 issues via fast-tracked updates and monthly security updates.

Please see below for additional information on the security updates for Stagefright and Stagefright 2.0 issues:

       • Pre-SMR-OCT-2015: (via fast-tracked updates)
         CVE-2015-1538, CVE-2015-1539, CVE-2015-3824, CVE-2015-3826, CVE-2015-3827, CVE-2015-3828, CVE-2015-3829, CVE-2015-3864

       • SMR-OCT-2015:
         CVE-2015-3876*, CVE-2015-6602*

(* Stagefright 2.0 libutils CVE items)

Samsung encourages users to keep their software up to date at all times.