Samsung has released a new device protection tool as part of the One UI 6 update, called Auto Blocker. The opt-in feature protects your Galaxy device from a variety of security risks.
If enabled, Auto Blocker can protect your device from sideloading – the app installation from an unauthorized source. Auto Blocker will also block apps from unauthorized stores. Keep in mind that these features need to be specifically enabled.
Auto Blocker will also enforce app security checks, detecting potential malware and preventing harmful commands. It will also safeguard against harmful installs over USB – especially important if you’re using a public USB cable for charging.
Auto Blocker brings an update to Message Guard – the service that mitigates Zero Click attacks or direct image messages with malicious code.
Auto Blocker comes as part of One UI – just search for it in Settings.
You need to enable Auto Blocker