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Samsung Galaxy Note 8 gets a VPN service with the latest update

Samsung Secure Wi-Fi VPN service (Source: SamMobile)
Samsung Secure Wi-Fi VPN service (Source: SamMobile)
Apparently as a response to the recently discovered (and patched) KRACK exploit, Samsung added a VPN service to the Galaxy Note 8. Known as "Secure Wi-Fi," this service encrypts all outgoing traffic to provide safe browsing while connected to unsecured public networks.

Surfing the web on a handset connected to a Wi-Fi network is something that many smartphone users do frequently, but most of them cannot be sure about the safety of their data traffic while doing it. Since we've seen a few Wi-Fi vulnerabilities being patched lately, Samsung has decided to launch a VPN service for the users of the Galaxy Note 8

The latest software update for the Galaxy Note 8 brings Secure Wi-Fi with it, and it would be unfair to say this service is completely new since the budget Galaxy J series already got it a while ago. According to Samsung, this service allows its users to safely browse the web when connected to the Wi-Fi networks in hotels, airports, or coffee shops. The way it works is pretty straightforward: Secure Wi-Fi sends the data to a secure server when connected to a Wi-Fi network, thus protecting it from hackers and tracking websites.

Unfortunately, using a VPN service also comes with reduced speed, decreases battery life, and sometimes it just does not work due to the security policies of certain apps, websites, or networks.

Secure Wi-Fi comes with 250 MB of secure data each month for free and, as reported by SamMobile, not all markets got this service, at least for the time being. Those who think these 250 MB are not enough for their needs can purchase a plan with "unlimited protection" from Samsung, but they can also use one of the many VPN solutions provided by various third parties these days. 

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Codrut Nistor, 2017-12- 4 (Update: 2017-12- 4)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.