Qualcomm’s New Smartphone Chip Fights Malware

Qualcomm_Snapdragon_logoQualcomm is trying to protect you from brand new viruses and malware attacks through its Smart Protect technology. Smart Protect will debut on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820 mobile processor and will use machine learning to watch out for potential security issues in real time.

The Snapdragon 820 will also provide faster graphic capabilities making it ideal for VR solutions. Qualcomm will be offering an API for Smart Protect, which will allow security companies to take advantage of the chip’s heightened awareness.

“Snapdragon Smart Protect is engineered to look at the actual behavior of device applications in real time and almost instantly detect and classify any application behavior that is considered suspicious or anomalous,” Qualcomm wrote in a blog post. “Suspicious applications are classified into severity levels of malware, ranging from more destructive malware applications, to spyware apps, to less threatening though annoying adware apps.”

Qualcomm’s Smart Protect feature will keep your device secure even without an Internet connection, and without downloading new antivirus updates to keep you safe. Malware protection on mobile devices is becoming so sophisticated it is quickly surpassing desktop security software.