With all the talk surrounding hacking, viruses and even government agencies spying on our phones, security has become a huge issue for our mobile phones.
Samsung is one of the first manufacturers to really tackle this issue in 2014, and with the Galaxy S5 being revealed, what security features can we expect from it?
Samsung Knox 2.0
Named after the notoriously hard to break-into Fort Knox gold bullion depository, Knox 2.0 is Samsung’s second installment of security software offers tougher protection for the latest smartphones.
Built into the Samsung Galaxy S5, Knox 2.0 boasts an array of security based features for your Samsung handset to ensure that your details are kept for your eyes only.
Galaxy S5 Fingerprint Scanner
Arguably the biggest feature of the Galaxy S5 as a whole, the fingerprint scanner makes accessing your S5 easier than ever, whilst also being super-secure as well.
But Samsung has also announced a deal with PayPal that allows for you to pay for things using your fingerprint scanner on the service for all payments, without entering a password.
If you’re worrying about where your fingerprints will be stored, you’ll be pleased to know all data is kept encrypted on your handset, instead of being placed on a server in the cloud.
So whilst the feature does offer a bit of a fun aspect to the handset, it also presents a widely accessible solution for one touch secure payments.
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Samsung Kid Mode
This is ideal for the business person who also has their kids playing with their phone when taking a break.
The Samsung Galaxy S5′s child mode, when activated, allows only approved apps to be launched, many of which are built into the handset.
If your kids are looking for other apps to download, these have to be approved by parents, making the S5 ultra secure.
The S5′s fingerprint sensor also stops children accessing areas of the handset you wouldn’t want them to, meaning that you won’t have to explain any strange emails to your boss or delete any gibberish Facebook posts later on in the day.
Galaxy S5 Private Mode
If you don’t like people accessing all of your photos or other documents then private mode is a great addition to the Knox software.
It locks your photos and data away in a folder which requires your fingerprint to gain access to it. This means that you can store your bank statements, passport and passwords on your S5 without having to worry about them if your phone ever falls into the wrong hands.
Knox 2.0 Marketplace
The Knox Marketplace is a great additional feature to the Samsung Galaxy S5 security software. It is simply an app store packed with approximately 150 business-focused apps which is locked by password, protecting all of your private apps from digital thievery.
All of these features culminate to make a brilliant piece of protective software that insures that your phone is as secure as it can be.
Whilst Knox security software is already built into the Samsung Galaxy S5, it will also be available for older handsets to download, meaning older smartphone users won’t be left unprotected.
Software like this is sure to become a staple part of new smartphone releases in this time of internet security; the only question is whether other manufacturers will be able to top the S5’s outstanding features.
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