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    Default Big mistake of 'Knox' in Galaxy S4 :(

    Well, the galaxy s4 users are much aware of knox purpose. Of course, it secures business data in whole different container. This means it allows us to keep high confidential data. That is why, it asks for password each time we click the knox icon. If you come out or sidelock it, it will again ask for password when you click the knox icon. We won't be able to delete the 'knox apps' in the main settings it will say 'this app is used by different administrator'. This is really welcoming. But it seems everyone can get into knox without password. Say for example, I am in knox now. Working on some business stuff. Come out. (Remember, knox should be locked now). Now l go to main home page and long press the home button. Here l can see all the recently visited pages including that business stuff from knox. If l click it to open, it directly goes to knox without asking for password and l can access all the content in knox. If I forget to delete the recent pages and leave the phone, every one can access knox without password. But it should actually ask for password. Isn't it big mistake? Doesn't it put our confidential data in danger ?
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    Default Re: Big mistake of 'Knox' in Galaxy S4 :(

    If that's repeatable it'd be a really good idea to report that to Samsung so they're aware of the bug.
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    Default Re: Big mistake of 'Knox' in Galaxy S4 :(

    If true, this is a fatal flaw that probably made its way into the updated version

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    Default Re: Big mistake of 'Knox' in Galaxy S4 :(

    I second NIT's recommendation. That is a major bug if it managed to make it to Knox 2.0 on the S5.

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    Default Re: Big mistake of 'Knox' in Galaxy S4 :(

    Fortunately it's a rather straightforward issue to fix, likely only requiring Samsung to handle the onStart() and onResume() methods in the Knox app's Activities in such a way that the user is prompted for the password.
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    Default Re: Big mistake of 'Knox' in Galaxy S4 :(

    It is obviously true !!!
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    Default Re: Big mistake of 'Knox' in Galaxy S4 :(

    Quote Originally Posted by Sammy3007 View Post
    It is obviously true !!!
    Maybe Samsung should hire you as a beta tester??

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    Default Re: Big mistake of 'Knox' in Galaxy S4 :(

    I have reported it to Samsung!
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    Default Re: Big mistake of 'Knox' in Galaxy S4 :(

    Quote Originally Posted by Sammy3007 View Post
    I have reported it to Samsung!
    Nice job catching that. Let us know if they get back to you

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    Default Re: Big mistake of 'Knox' in Galaxy S4 :(

    Would love to be a fly on the wall to see their faces, and hear the reaction when they test this.

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    Default Re: Big mistake of 'Knox' in Galaxy S4 :(

    Quote Originally Posted by Golfdriver97 View Post
    Would love to be a fly on the wall to see their faces, and hear the reaction when they test this.
    Knox failed at being Knox? 😨😨😨

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    Default Re: Big mistake of 'Knox' in Galaxy S4 :(

    in knox setting there a time out before it lock....have you look at that?
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    Default Re: Big mistake of 'Knox' in Galaxy S4 :(

    Quote Originally Posted by Sammy3007 View Post
    Well, the galaxy s4 users are much aware of knox purpose. Of course, it secures business data in whole different container. This means it allows us to keep high confidential data. That is why, it asks for password each time we click the knox icon. If you come out or sidelock it, it will again ask for password when you click the knox icon. We won't be able to delete the 'knox apps' in the main settings it will say 'this app is used by different administrator'. This is really welcoming. But it seems everyone can get into knox without password. Say for example, I am in knox now. Working on some business stuff. Come out. (Remember, knox should be locked now). Now l go to main home page and long press the home button. Here l can see all the recently visited pages including that business stuff from knox. If l click it to open, it directly goes to knox without asking for password and l can access all the content in knox. If I forget to delete the recent pages and leave the phone, every one can access knox without password. But it should actually ask for password. Isn't it big mistake? Doesn't it put our confidential data in danger ?

    I- Coming out of Knox: different way, lock knox when you want out, if you press personal icon you are out but knox still active according to the settings you provided for, while in knox if you turn screen off..knox still active so you can go back easily without password up to 30 minutes max while idling.
    anyway there is a settings in knox , turn off screen then back it will ask for a password, 5 min up to 30 min with out locking knox.

    2- deleting knox: why??? anyway done from knox app when no files attach to it

    3- could be true if....look number 1

    4- remember...., it depens then again refer to 1

    5- again No 1...but when knox really lock you will not be able to see those web page until you put password

    6- forgetting, don't forget...easiest way set a time out

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