Intel Incorporates Ransomware Detection into 11th Gen CPU Hardware

Various kinds of cyberattacks have started to become increasingly common these days, and because of the fact that this is the sort of thing that could potentially end up compromising the safety and security that most users end up relying on a lot of companies have started to think of ways in which malware can be kept at bay. With all of that having been said and now out of the way, it is important to note that Intel is playing a huge role in the fight against ransomware in particular, and they are doing so through the 11th generation CPUs that they are about to put out.

These CPUs are not going to rely on software to keep users safe from various kinds of ransomware. Instead, they are going to make it so that the ransomware protection comes in hardware form. Intel’s Threat Detection Technology or TDT has been making waves recently, but the 11th gen business class CPUs that the company has been working on are the first example of this technology being properly implemented with real world applications so it will be interesting to see how this experiment ends up working for various users that are out there.

One way in which this technology can protect users from ransomware attacks is by restricting access to BIOS memory during startup, thereby limiting the opportunities that malicious actors might be able to take advantage of in their quest to gain illicit access to people’s systems and devices. A hardware based protection system might be the crucial next step that can help determine whether or not users would be able to feel safe on the internet, and the fact that Intel is leading the charge here bodes quite well for the company in the coming years and decades.

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