Expected to stop zero-day attacks
Intel is working on a new anti-malware tool that is expected to stop virus attacks that exploit computer application vulnerabilities unknown or undisclosed to the software developer.
Intel’s chief technology officer Justin Rattner said the tool will be ready for release this year.
Sometimes viruses infect a large amount of computers in just a few hours while the conventional antivirus is in development process.
Intel has said that it was developing a purely hardware-based tool that will withstand even unknown malware.
Rattner said, "We’re going to see a quantum jump in the ability of future devices, be them PCs or phones or tablets or smart TVs, to defend themselves against attacks. And the technology will be hardware based, though it’s still unclear if it will have a software component."
Rattner added, "We’ve found a new approach that stops the most virulent attacks. It will stop zero-day scenarios. Even if we’ve never seen it, we can stop it dead in its tracks."