One UI 6: Empowering Users with Auto Blocker and More Security Innovations
One UI 6, the latest iteration of Samsung’s custom Android skin, is here, and it brings with it a host of new features and improvements, including a focus on customizability and user choice. One of the most notable new features in One UI 6 is Auto Blocker, a suite of security measures that gives users more control over how their devices are protected.
Auto Blocker includes the ability to enable or disable sideloading, which is the installation of apps from outside of official app stores. Sideloading can be a useful way to get access to the latest apps and features, but it can also be risky, as malicious apps can sometimes be disguised as legitimate ones. Auto Blocker makes it easy for users to decide whether or not to allow sideloading, depending on their individual needs and risk tolerance.
In addition to sideloading protection, Auto Blocker also includes a number of other safeguards, such as:
App security checks to detect potential malware
Blocking of harmful commands and installations via USB cable
Protection against Zero Click exploits in popular third-party messaging apps
Auto Blocker is just one of the many security innovations that Samsung is introducing with One UI 6. The company is also expanding its Knox Vault security platform to more devices, and updating its Knox Matrix vision for a more secure future of connected devices.
“At Samsung, we believe that users should have the power to choose how they protect their devices,” said a Samsung spokesperson. “Auto Blocker and our other security innovations give users more options and more control, so they can stay safe without sacrificing convenience or choice.”
Auto Blocker: Boundaries, Not Walls
One of the key principles behind Auto Blocker is the idea of boundaries, not walls. Samsung believes that users should be able to set their own boundaries around their devices and their data, without having to build a wall around themselves.
This is why Auto Blocker is designed to be flexible and customizable. Users can choose to enable or disable specific safeguards, and they can adjust the level of protection based on their individual needs.
For example, a user who is concerned about the risks of sideloading may choose to enable Auto Blocker’s sideloading protection. However, a user who is experienced with sideloading and knows how to do it safely may choose to disable this protection.