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Intel Will Allow Antivirus Software To Use GPUs For Malware Scanning

5 days ago   |   By Ubergizmo

2018 did not kick off particularly well for Intel due to the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities that were discovered inside of its chips. Intel has since worked hard to patch existing chips and also promised that future chips should be free from the vulnerabilities. However it seems that isn't all as Intel has announced several new initiatives. One of those initiatives comes in the form of Accelerated Memory Scanning. This is where Intel will allow antivirus software to take advantage of its integrated GPUs to help boost the scanning process. “With Accelerated Memory Scanning, the...
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Intel uses built-in graphics to scan for viruses, making your processor run faster

Intel uses built-in graphics to scan for viruses, making your processor run faster

5 days ago   |   By Tech Radar

Intel has announced new technology for its processors to help combat malware more effectively, and to improve the performance of a PC while doing so by offloading virus scanning duties to the integrated GPU. Intel explains that its new Threat Detection Technology uses functionality built-in at the silicon-level to help defeat exploits, and the first line of defense introduced is something called Accelerated Memory Scanning. Rick Echevarria, VP of platform security at Intel, stated: “Current scanning technologies can detect system memory-based cyber-attacks, but at the cost of CPU...
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