Original topic:

Secure folder prompts to be unlocked after restart

(Topic created: 03-10-2023 08:03 PM)
HorusSamsung
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The whole point of the secure folder is to make it hard to detect unless the user knows it's there.

Currently, after the phone restarts, I am always prompted to unlock the secure folder. The notification itself cannot be dismissed, and exposes the fact that a secure folder is being used.

This is a major security risk: a hostile actor can see that after they restart your phone, and now that they know the folder exists, can coerce the phone owner to unlock the folder after they have coerced you to unlock the phone.

This is a bug in my view.

When will Samsung fix this?
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BARBEAST
Constellation
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Correct!!!1678507714571.gif
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Turdle2008
Galaxy
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No...
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highlypissed
Astronaut
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I hardly know anything about these phones however after being prompted to do secure folder every thing I did to personalize my phone has disappeared I can't listen to songs I downloaded from u tube when songs end I have to manually re start the app while driving also the eye protection app has taken over can't turn off any permissions why does a screen dimmer need my exact location and can make changes and calls on my phone
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IRStaten
Galaxy
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I agree. I surely don't want anything in my secure folder sending me notifications..
Turdle2008
Galaxy
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Turn the notifications from this "app" off.
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KnightRiderRalph
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Can't anymore.
Turdle2008
Galaxy
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Hold onto the notification, you'll see 2 options, click the first one that says "Turn of notifications", clock that, then it will show "Cancle | Turn off", click Turn off BOOM 💥
KnightRiderRalph
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You can't anymore.
So-overit
Astronaut
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I don't even remember setting up a pin. Now I can't get into the folder so that I can turn off the notifications. This really sucks.