Qualcomm to boost security for Android devices

Qualcomm said Monday it is baking additional security into its upcoming top-tier Snapdragon processors for Android smartphones – tapping machine learning technology to pinpoint hacker attacks Called Snapdragon Smart Protect, the technology looks for and reports unusual behavior by apps and other software on a device that might signal malware threat. The technology is the first to emerge from Qualcomm’s Zeroth technology development program – which allows devices to learn from how they are used and to better recognize what is going on around them. “Essentially you have something that sits on the phone that monitors what’s going on and reports anomalies,” said Qualcomm Chief Executive Steve Mollenkopf in an interview. “It’s an extension of our computer learning and machine learning capability. Putting security into devices is a really important…


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