Intel processors now scans malware using built in GPU
Global chip-maker Intel on Tuesday announced two new technologies—Threat Detection Technology (TDT) and Security Essentials—that not only offer hardware-based built-in security features across Intel processors but also improve threat detection without compromising system performance.
It includes two main capabilities—Accelerated Memory Scanning and Advanced Platform Telemetry.
Accelerated Memory Scanning allows antivirus programs to use Intel integrated GPU to scan and detect memory-based malware attacks while reducing the impact on performance and power consumption.
According to Intel, early tests using the new GPU-accelerated scanning technique suggest that CPU utilization for malware threat scans “dropped from 20 percent to as little as 2 percent”—that’s obviously a massive increase in efficiency.
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The other TDT feature is Intel Advanced Platform Telemetry that incorporates cloud-based machine learning and endpoint data collection to better identify potential security threats, “while reducing false positives and minimizing performance impact.”
By the chip maker is Intel Security Essentials—a built-in toolkit which includes a bunch of different hardware-based security features available across Intel Core, Xeon, and Atom processors.
The announcement comes after serious security vulnerabilities—Meltdown and Spectre—badly hit Intel CPUs and chips from other companies earlier this year, and the security patches rolled out by the companies increased load for the CPU, affecting device performance.
This is the very best and bold move made by Intel.Being world’s most massive processor making company needs much great features. With these improvements and facilities, now the cyber crimes due to malicious code has been reduced greatly making the social and digital life more safe.
While it is not hundred percent secure but making the built in Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) gives more efficiency towards security and safety of privacy of people.
to go to official Intel News Room.