📷 Galaxy S23 feature tackles image malware

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Samsung’s Message Guard protects you from malware

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A new Galaxy S23 feature will screen incoming messages to keep you safe.

  • According to Samsung, Message Guard screens incoming images on Samsung Messages and Google Messages for malware.
  • Malware lurking in videos, images, and links can potentially give bad actors access to your devices or compromise your personal data.
  • Message Guard will protect against zero-click exploits taking place any time you receive an image on your phone. This type of attack is one where you don’t need to click on anything — simply receiving a file or image can grant hackers access to your device.
  • The new feature works by isolating all incoming image files on your phone when they’re received, then screening them. Samsung says it “neutralizes any potential threat hiding in image files before they have a chance to do you any harm.
  • Sounds pretty useful, and it runs in the background while you’re using your phone for other things.
  • Right now, the feature works with JPG/JPEG, PNG, ICO, GIF, BMP, WEBP, and WBMP image files.
  • This new feature will soon work with third-party messaging apps like WhatsApp, too, and will roll out to other Galaxy phones and tablets running One UI 5.1 later this year.
  • Know you want an S23 series phone but can’t decide which one? Check out our Galaxy S23 Ultra review.

❓ Still can’t decide which S23 series phone to get? We compare all the specs for everything you need to know (Android Authority).

🎮 And the first trailer landed for Apple’s Tetris, telling the story of Henk Rogers (Taron Egerton), the producer and video game designer who brought the game to the masses, premiering on Apple TV Plus March 31 (YouTube).

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