What does it mean that Samsung is updating the "security policy"

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What exactly does this mean that Samsung is updating the "security policy"
of my S3 on Andriod 4.3?
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Is this a two-way street, or is Samsung just *collecting* our data?
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Re: What does it mean that Samsung is updating the "security policy"
On Sat, 24 Sep 2016 14:54:27 +0000 (UTC), Horace Algiers

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it means you had 1 security policy but Samsung has changed the
definitions and they are being updated

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it is normally a new file going onto your device.

It doesnt imply the device did much apart from check for a new file
and download the one it found that was more recent than the version
already on the device.

Data collection might be in there, but security is usuaaly about
stopping stuff happening not generating more traffic - I suggest you
read the privacy statement.....
Stephen Hope stephen_hope@xyzworld.com
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Re: What does it mean that Samsung is updating the "security policy"
On Sat, 24 Sep 2016 19:07:18 +0100, Stephen wrote:

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But what is a "security policy"?
Is that an app?
Is that a version of Android software?
Is it just a single "file" (which you imply later in this note)?

If it's a file, does anyone know the *name* or location of that file?

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This "thing" called a "security policy" was updated.
But what is this thing?

Googling, this says "Samsung security policies are designed to keep all the
data in your phone secure and updates are there to make sure that any flaws
in security are fixed quickly."
http://www.androidcentral.com/how-turn-automatic-samsung-security-policy-updates-galaxy-s7

But that doesn't tell me *what* a "security policy" is.
Is it a file?
Is it an app?
Is it a subversion of something?
If it's a version of something, what is it a version of?

Re: What does it mean that Samsung is updating the "security policy"
On 2016-09-24 23:31, Horace Algiers wrote:

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A document, typically stored in a file, text, pdf, html, whatever they
decide.

Jeez!

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Cheers, Carlos.

Re: What does it mean that Samsung is updating the "security policy"
On Sun, 25 Sep 2016 02:49:12 +0200, Carlos E.R. wrote:

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But what does it *do*?

Googling, I found this description of what it does:
http://www.similarplay.com/samsung_electronics_co_ltd/samsung_security_policy_update/apps/com.policydm

Here's the setting for it on "my" phone:
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This is apparently the "Sansung Security Policy" app on Google Play:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.policydm

It's a question that other people have asked:
http://forums.androidcentral.com/android-security-talk/463806-what-random-suspicious-security-policy-update-google-play.html

Apparently it is a mechanism by which Samsung updates the security on its  
flagship models *independently* of the operating system:
http://www.androidpolice.com/2016/02/26/samsung-is-rolling-out-february-security-patches-to-flagship-models/

Re: What does it mean that Samsung is updating the "security policy"
Dne 25/09/2016 v 06:16 Horace Algiers napsal(a):
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Security policy(SP) is set of rules,
what must/must not be done or set from security point of view
and it is not limited to software.

SP implementation on SW system
is such a software module on system level,
that forces following such specified rules.

E.g. a part of SP in Android 4.4 is
that applications are not allowed
to perform free write access on removable SD cards,
but they are limited to their dedicated folder.
Later Androids got this part of SP more relaxed.

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Poutnik ( The Pilgrim, Der Wanderer )
Knowledge makes great men humble, but small men arrogant.

Re: What does it mean that Samsung is updating the "security policy"
On Sun, 25 Sep 2016 10:54:02 +0200, Poutnik wrote:

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Thanks Poutnik from Cz (I think), for being the only one yet who seems to
even comprehend what this security policy "thing" is.

Is there a way to obtain a visual or text list of the current "security
policy" set of rules on any particular (unrooted?) Android device?

Re: What does it mean that Samsung is updating the "security policy"
On Sat, 24 Sep 2016 21:31:20 +0000 (UTC), Horace Algiers wrote:

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Do you ask the analogous question about Microsoft's updates policy? an
insurance policy? a store's refunds policy? your local college's admissions
policy? -- It's a policy, regarding security. And if it can get downloaded
to your handset, it must be in the form of a file. HTH. Cheers, -- tlvp
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