Amidst news of various cyberattacks and zero-click exploits, Samsung Malaysia has revealed that their Galaxy S23 series smartphones already have a Samsung Message Guard security solution built into the system. Designed to preemptively protect your device, the solution currently works with Samsung Messages and Messages by Google with a software update set to roll out for third party messaging apps as well.
Working much like an advanced “sandbox” the Samsung Message Guard isolates incoming image files (PNG, JPG/JPEG, GIF, ICO, WEBP, BMP, WBMP) through messages then checking the file bit by bit so it does not infect the rest of your device. This provides protection from zero-click exploits automatically without you having to do anything.
The Samsung Message Guard works in tandem with the Samsung Knox platform which protects from attacks using video and audio formats. Still, this does mean that it’s only for the Galaxy S23 series only, which is good if you have one or are looking to buy one thanks to the extended Buy 1 Get 1 Free offer, but it’d be nice if Samsung also rolls out the Message Guard to other Samsung devices as well. Perhaps we’ll see in further updates, but as always, stay tuned to TechNave.com