Samsung Electronics has unveiled a security tool, Auto Blocker, meticulously designed to fortify Samsung Galaxy devices while accommodating users’ unique lifestyles. Embedded within One UI 6, Auto Blocker enhances the Samsung Galaxy’s comprehensive suite of security and privacy features, offering users an opt-in package that epitomizes customized security based on individual preferences and needs within Galaxy’s versatile open ecosystem.
Auto Blocker is emblematic of Samsung’s unwavering commitment to user-centric security. “We relentlessly work towards shielding our users from security vulnerabilities. Auto Blocker is our latest innovation that ensures users feel secure as they reap the benefits of our adaptable open ecosystem,” expressed Dr. Seungwon Shin, EVP & Head of Security Team, Mobile eXperience Business at Samsung Electronics. Auto Blocker epitomizes user empowerment, allowing users to make security decisions that resonate with their unique needs and experiences.
The innovative tool offers a formidable line of defense against unauthorized app installations or sideloading. It offers an enriched user experience, safeguarding users from a spectrum of security threats such as social engineering and voice phishing attacks by hindering the installation of malicious software. Although it treasures the essence of sideloading by leaving the feature off by default, it extends an invaluable layer of security to those who prefer a more streamlined and secure mobile experience.
Auto Blocker boasts a plethora of enhanced security controls such as app security checks to identify and neutralize potential malware threats and safeguard against malicious software installations via USB. Its robust features shine in scenarios where the device is vulnerable to physical access, offering unmatched protection. Alongside, it rejuvenates Message Guard to thwart Zero Click attacks, extending its protective umbrella beyond Google and Samsung messaging apps to include a broader array of popular third-party applications.
Samsung’s Auto Blocker signifies a monumental stride towards establishing new pinnacles of mobile security standards. It harmoniously amalgamates industry-leading security protocols with unparalleled user choice, paving the way for a bespoke security experience.