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  1. rusty502's Avatar
    it is a Known issue with Knox, it doesn't hurt anything, the easiest way to deal with it for now is to select " don't notify again for 30 days"
    01-14-2014 01:58 PM
  2. STARGATE's Avatar
    This is Knox. It randomly turned on for me.. Without me doing anything... It tried to block my superuser (rooted) access.

    If you pull down your notification bar and hold down on the notification when you receive it you'll see that a button pops up and you can hit app info. This works for ALL notifications in Android. It will show you what's causing that notification... And know what it is? I highlighted it below in the screenshot... It's called "Knox Notification Manager".

    I froze all of Knox using Titanium Backup (rooted app) so it can't run and now I don't get that message anymore.

    Sent from my T-Mobile Note 3 using AC Forums.
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    Sent From Inside The TARDIS in a Galaxy S4 Away!
    01-14-2014 02:45 PM
  3. rugger36's Avatar
    Yes...been trying to find a way to disable that and long-pressing on the notification did indeed show "App Info". I clicked on that and it showed the Knox security app (which I had never seen before) and then hit "force stop". All has been well since. Thanks!
    01-15-2014 02:47 PM
  4. rusty502's Avatar
    Yes...been trying to find a way to disable that and long-pressing on the notification did indeed show "App Info". I clicked on that and it showed the Knox security app (which I had never seen before) and then hit "force stop". All has been well since. Thanks!
    That will work until you restart, if you're not rooted, just tick the box to not notify you for 30 days, hopefully a fix coming soon.
    01-15-2014 03:42 PM
  5. STARGATE's Avatar
    Yes...been trying to find a way to disable that and long-pressing on the notification did indeed show "App Info". I clicked on that and it showed the Knox security app (which I had never seen before) and then hit "force stop". All has been well since. Thanks!
    You don't need to force stop it, just un check the box "Show notifications".
    Two examples below.
    Galaxy S4: Strange Security Message Since 4.3 Update-1390056604912.jpg
    Galaxy S4: Strange Security Message Since 4.3 Update-1390056625122.jpg

    Sent From Inside The TARDIS in a Galaxy S4 Away!
    01-18-2014 09:50 AM
  6. dimm0k's Avatar
    strangely I've been getting this popup as well... hopefully clearing the data/cache mentioned will remedy this.

    EDIT: nope, still getting it...
    01-22-2014 02:11 PM
  7. STARGATE's Avatar
    strangely I've been getting this popup as well... hopefully clearing the data/cache mentioned will remedy this.

    EDIT: nope, still getting it...
    Did you do what I suggested on the post before yours?

    Sent From Inside The TARDIS in a Galaxy S4 Away!
    01-25-2014 03:24 AM
  8. dimm0k's Avatar
    Did you do what I suggested on the post before yours?

    Sent From Inside The TARDIS in a Galaxy S4 Away!
    My KNOX screens are exactly the same as what you see in YOUR screenshots. The "Show Notifications" is grayed out and there's no way to turn it off. I am not rooted BTW, but will be soon...
    01-27-2014 11:18 AM
  9. STARGATE's Avatar
    My KNOX screens are exactly the same as what you see in YOUR screenshots. The "Show Notifications" is grayed out and there's no way to turn it off. I am not rooted BTW, but will be soon...
    I'm not rooted either, and if you have the same as my screenshots than you have Knox off.

    Sent From Inside The TARDIS in a Galaxy S4 Away!
    02-03-2014 08:45 AM
  10. dimm0k's Avatar
    This is, my screen matched yours exactly however I was still getting the "strange security message". The whole thing is moot for me now as I've rooted and in the process it completely turned off KNOX.
    02-03-2014 01:04 PM
  11. STARGATE's Avatar
    This is, my screen matched yours exactly however I was still getting the "strange security message". The whole thing is moot for me now as I've rooted and in the process it completely turned off KNOX.
    Good deal!
    Now that you're rooted, what are your thoughts and how do you like it?

    Sent From Inside The TARDIS in a Galaxy S4 Away!
    02-03-2014 07:45 PM
  12. dimm0k's Avatar
    Good deal!
    Now that you're rooted, what are your thoughts and how do you like it?

    Sent From Inside The TARDIS in a Galaxy S4 Away!
    I have to say that I'm enjoying the device more now that I'm rooted since I have more options and freedom at my fingertips. It does give me a slight worry as there's no safety net now!
    02-03-2014 08:27 PM
  13. STARGATE's Avatar
    When Motorola failed to update my Photon 4G I wanted to root that phone, unfortunately those idiots at moto also had locked the bootloader.
    So I left moto and got me this Samsung Galaxy S4. I couldn't be happier. As for rooting, I really don't feel the need at the moment, I'm happy with my GS4 the way it is. For now, we'll see what happens down the road.

    Sent From Inside The TARDIS in a Galaxy S4 Away!
    02-04-2014 08:57 AM
  14. jtsexyy's Avatar
    I have just got a Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and am getting the "An application attempting to access system on my device without authorization," message too. For me the message appears every time I connect to wifi. If I disconnect and reconnect to wifi it will show up then. But there was not option to update security as someone mentioned, so I went into the Settings -> Security and unticked Auto Update Security but left Via Wi-Fi only ticked. Then I disconnected and reconnected to my wifi and after a moment the message appeared. But this time there was an update security button in the middle, so I clicked that and it then gave a message saying Security Policy Update and that the current version is now 0016. I then tried disconnecting and reconnecting to my wifi and did not get the security message any more.

    Clearly there is a problem with the Auto Update Security as it is not updating the security policy automatically. So Samsung may have fixed the problem, but the roll out of the security update is not happening (at least for my phone).
    I usually don't sign up for these sites unless I really need help for it because i'm pretty good with my phone but this worked perfectly! I have a galaxy s4, I went to the settings,clicked more, then clicked security, then the section that says security update service I only checked the VIA Wi-fi Only box, clicked the home screen, turned off my wifi, turned it back on, clicked that security message that was on the notification bar, an update option came up, I clicked the update, agreed to the terms & conditions and now it never shows up for me anymore!! I also unchecked the VIA wi-fi only box after it updated just for my preference but i don't think its needed

    Thanks a bunch focusp!
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    02-09-2014 09:39 PM
  15. Matt c FSC's Avatar
    I have been getting this message as well and when I tried to update it, it worked but now I think it's not allowing me to install a custom rom on my phone and causes it to brick which is extremely annoying. Be careful if you are trying to download a custom rom onto your phone and need to use a custom recovery. If anyone knows a workaround that would be great.
    02-26-2014 01:33 PM
  16. Yooperjim's Avatar
    I have got as far as knowing that it has something to do with our wifi settings that knox dont like. If you change your IP setting to static instead of DHCP it dont give you the security warning anymore , until you go to a different wifi. Just testing all possibilities and found this piece of info.
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    02-26-2014 02:39 PM
  17. dimm0k's Avatar
    not sure why static vs DHCP would suppress this specific warning, but I've seen stranger things happen. By default, the option Settings > Security > Security policy updates is ticked with a check mark AND so is the option underneath that, Via Wi-Fi only. POS KNOX is blocking that update from happening when you're connected to Wi-Fi and the policy update is getting pushed to the device. This is why you keep getting this security message from KNOX every time you connect to Wi-Fi. I noticed this when I wiped/reset my device for something unrelated and saw the policy update push through to my device shortly after rooting my device with saferoot and saferoot/SuperSU disabled KNOX. Not sure it's possible to entirely disable KNOX on the software front without being root, but KNOX is the culprit that's blocking the security policy from getting pushed to the device and every time it happens, KNOX throws out that warning.
    02-26-2014 09:05 PM
  18. SgtCheeseNOLS's Avatar
    Thanks! Clearing cache and data helped fix it!
    02-28-2014 04:27 PM
  19. STARGATE's Avatar
    I usually don't sign up for these sites unless I really need help for it because i'm pretty good with my phone but this worked perfectly! I have a galaxy s4, I went to the settings,clicked more, then clicked security, then the section that says security update service I only checked the VIA Wi-fi Only box, clicked the home screen, turned off my wifi, turned it back on, clicked that security message that was on the notification bar, an update option came up, I clicked the update, agreed to the terms & conditions and now it never shows up for me anymore!! I also unchecked the VIA wi-fi only box after it updated just for my preference but i don't think its needed

    Thanks a bunch focusp!
    Welcome to the forums, don't be a stranger. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Glad you got it figured out.

    Sent From Inside The TARDIS in a Galaxy S4 Away!
    03-04-2014 07:54 AM
  20. STARGATE's Avatar
    I have been getting this message as well and when I tried to update it, it worked but now I think it's not allowing me to install a custom rom on my phone and causes it to brick which is extremely annoying. Be careful if you are trying to download a custom rom onto your phone and need to use a custom recovery. If anyone knows a workaround that would be great.
    Welcome to the forums!

    Many GS4s are getting 4.4.2, mine already did.
    But if you still want to root, I know a few guys here that have SlimKat 4.4.2. You might want to check that out, see if it works for you.

    Sent From Inside The TARDIS in a Galaxy S4 Away!
    03-04-2014 07:57 AM
  21. STARGATE's Avatar
    I have got as far as knowing that it has something to do with our wifi settings that knox dont like. If you change your IP setting to static instead of DHCP it dont give you the security warning anymore , until you go to a different wifi. Just testing all possibilities and found this piece of info.
    Welcome to the forums Yooperjim!

    Sent From Inside The TARDIS in a Galaxy S4 Away!
    03-04-2014 08:01 AM
  22. STARGATE's Avatar
    Thanks! Clearing cache and data helped fix it!
    Good deal!
    And welcome to the forums Sergeant!

    Sent From Inside The TARDIS in a Galaxy S4 Away!
    03-04-2014 08:05 AM
  23. BBarb's Avatar
    Also check under Settings, then More, then Security, then UNKNOWN SOURCES. Make sure that it is turned off so applications can't access your device other that the Play Store.
    03-12-2014 05:37 PM
  24. denogginizer's Avatar
    This is an older thread, but this problem came up recently on a Verizon Galaxy S4 which just got updated not too long ago.
    I tried the suggestions listed in this thread with no luck.
    I froze "Security policy updates" with Titanium backup and have not had a problem since (although it has only been two days).
    Galaxy S4: Strange Security Message Since 4.3 Update-2014-09-05-12.45.38.jpg
    09-05-2014 09:00 AM
  25. wmomsen's Avatar
    It's a virus built into an app called "Protect". Run any anti virus and it will detect it. My husbands phone was phoning numbers without his phone even coming off screen lock. Weird. Would cut incoming calls too.
    11-19-2014 02:24 PM
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