FourFour two: the saga of Samsung’s rootkit, which led to a major security breach that took down the entire Samsung network, is one of the most fascinating stories to emerge from the Android ecosystem.
The story has the trappings of a spy thriller, and that’s exactly what it is.
But the story isn’t without its problems.
FourFour, which has partnered with the UK’s Guardian newspaper to run the story, is a bit of a cautionary tale for Samsung.
It is a tale that has a few key differences from the one we know about now, which is that FourFour is an Android-focused media company.
Samsung’s roots are in South Korea, where the company is based.
That’s not necessarily the case for the company as a whole, and Samsung’s involvement in the Android OS has been less extensive.
That changed in 2018, when Samsung purchased an entire company of its own called ZTE, which had roots in China.
Samsung quickly moved its smartphone business into China, and the company’s roots there have always been in South East Asia, where it had its headquarters for a long time.
This time, Samsung’s focus was South East Asian, with the company taking over the ZTE business from Huawei.
And then, last year, Samsung purchased a third company in the South East, the Chinese-owned Vivo, for $13.4 billion.
Samsung is now in the process of consolidating its smartphone businesses around the world, which it does by merging them with existing companies.
So while Samsung is the parent of a whole set of Android-powered devices, it’s also the one with the most involvement in making them.
That includes the device itself, which can be owned and controlled by Samsung.
Samsung has its roots in South Korean electronics manufacturing and software, but it has also made major investments in China, India, and elsewhere in Asia, and those investments are often seen as being aimed at improving the operating system, the software, and its hardware.
As part of this consolidation, Samsung has also purchased a large amount of patents in the region.
That means it’s got some pretty large-scale patent portfolios, which makes the company a prime target for hackers.
Fourfour has had the privilege of covering Samsung’s Android OS for a number of years, and we’ve been covering the saga closely for a while now.
The Rootkit story is one that we’re particularly interested in, and so it’s fitting that we’ll be bringing you the first two parts of this series.
Part one covers the first major Android-related breach of Samsung, and part two looks at how Samsung is working to secure its own hardware.
We’ll be following the story closely, as well, so stay tuned.