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Samsung Knox coming to Samsung’s smart TVs

By Ng Chong Seng - on 10 Jan 2018, 9:17am

Samsung Knox coming to Samsung’s smart TVs

At CES 2018, Samsung has announced that the company’s Knox technology is coming to its smart TVs, as part of its Smart TV security solution. With this enhanced security feature, Samsung’s smart TV now becomes the first in the industry to receive the Common Criteria (CC) certification for three consecutive years. Its Checkout payment service is also certified by the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS).


Samsung Knox technology for TV implements a hardware root of trust security architecture which incorporates security features across the TV platform stack. Integrated into all Smart TV lineups from this year, Samsung Knox’s technology ensures strengthened security optimized for the Smart TV user environment. This system detects and removes malicious applications which can steal important data from other applications. Based on this enhanced security, Samsung became the first in the industry to receive Common Criteria certification, an internationally recognized certification system for computer security that is conducted for government evaluations, for three consecutive years.

Samsung Checkout payment service received PCI DSS certification by UL at CES 2018, another noteworthy feat for the TV industry. For T-Commerce, which allows consumers to purchase products and services directly from their TVs, Samsung has further strengthened the security of its Smart TV payment service. Checkout is a simple T-Commerce payment service that encrypts credit card information. PCI DSS is an international data security standard which has been adopted by American Express, Discover Financial Services, JCB International, MasterCard, and Visa Inc. for all organizations that process, store or transmit credit card information.

In addition, Samsung and McAfee have developed a new security app for its TVs called McAfee Security for TV. This app has shipped since April 2017 for all Samsung smart TVs.

Source: Samsung.

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