Knox: What, how to disable it and why you should keep it
Knox: What exactly?
In September 2013, during the event Unpacked Edition 2, Samsung officially introduced the Knox. It is a complete device security system that would protect from the hardware to the application layer of branded smartphones.
This works thanks to a Container that creates a safe data execution and storage space. In other words, it works by dividing the operating system into two distinct environments, like a kind of virtual partition on the hard drive.
And what is the system for? In fact, it was created primarily for the business environment, with the aim of promoting the so-called BYOD. Bring Your Own Device (Bring your own device in Portuguese). This is a movement where people are increasingly bringing their personal mobile devices to work, which would pose risks to corporate information security. Knox soon came up with the mission of preventing possible theft of sensitive data.
Disabling Knox may cause important features of Samsung smartphones to be disabled.
Know brings tools that eliminate risks such as confidential data leakage or feared industrial espionage. Initially, it was released with the new Galaxy Note 3, but has been incorporated into other Samsung devices from the Android 4.3 update. Applications that run outside of this Container generated by Knox have limited access to stored data. the problem arises.
And you know My Knox?
After creating Knox, Samsung developed a version of the end-consumer solution that was named My Knox. Like your "older brother", the feature allows the user to customize the entire content of the smartphone and also split the system into two environments.