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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This post was written by Zia Muhammad and was first posted to Digital Information World
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