Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 to feature “Smart Protect” real-time threat detection

Qualcomm plans to incorporate new anti-malware technology into upcoming chips, starting with the Snapdragon 820 processor. The company’s new “Snapdragon Smart Protect” technology uses on-device machine learning to detect zero-day malware threats on mobile devices. While most current anti-malware solutions work by downloading information about existing threats from an online database and then scanning your system to see if those threats are present. But Qualcomm says its Smart Protect solution can identify new threats even before their signatures are downloaded from a database. That’s because it uses machine-learning to detect activity from apps that looks like it could be malicious. For example, it can alert you when an app that shouldn’t need access to camera or SMS functionality is taking a picture or sending a message. The technology could also monitor to see…


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