Qualcomm's Snapdragon 820 fights with malware
Qualcomm is promising to enhance security on top of the line phones with Snapdragon Smart Protect.
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Smart protect is a new technology which utilizes on-device machine learning to help distinguish zero-day malware.
The ubiquity of phones has begun to get the attention of hackers. Thus our expensive phones needs better protection.
Qualcomm's most recent commitment is Snapdragon Smart Protect. The company announced this project today.
Smart Protect takes a gander at what's going in the phone and warns about what it supposes are strange activities to protect users.
This could be an application that takes a photograph despite the fact that the display is off or an application sending a SMS with no user association.
The first processor to get Smart Protect is the Snapdragon 820. This processor will appear in top of the line phones amid the first half of next year.
It will likewise be used as a part of future processors for less expensive devices. Smart Protect just works with Android.
It is controlled by one of the key new features in the Snapdragon 820, the Zeroth platform. The Qualcomm describes it as company’s first cognitive computing engine.
Qualcomm provides the APIs and a reference user interface, allowing security software companies to take advantage of the new chip's heightened awareness.
But smartphone manufacturers will have to build the final user interface themselves. Qualcomm is also working with mobile security providers like AVG, Avast, and Lookout.
The purpose is to make Smart Protect capabilities available within their apps. The Qualcomm’s Smart Protect is working harder to plug vulnerabilities.
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It should help in making life a little more difficult for hackers.