Kaspersky Internet Security for Android is boosted with a new feature to combat the evolving malware landscape - Cloud ML for Android. The new function, based on the technology of learning engineering, ensures the immediate detection of advanced and previously unknown malware so as to minimize the risk of exposure of portable devices to digital attacks. To do this, malicious apps that may have come down to the mobile device before they are started will be detected.
In recent years, mobile threats have evolved at such a rapid rate that existing protection systems can not always keep pace with ever-changing threats. Digital criminals are becoming more and more creative, and they are constantly transforming malicious software to make it harder to locate. With new forms of malware spreading quickly, it can be difficult for security solutions to be updated at the same rates as to detect them.
As a step in the fight against ever-evolving and previously unknown threats, Kaspersky Internet Security for Android has been updated with the new Cloud ML for Android technology. This technology allows the product to react even faster against unknown threats and keep the number of false positives at the lowest possible rates.
Whenever a user downloads an application to their mobile device, the technology uses cloud-based learning engineered algorithms that have been trained on millions of malware samples. The applied approach analyzes thousands of different application parameters - including required permissions or entry points - in less than one second and immediately provides an accurate verdict. Even if the application proves to be a specific or modified type of malware that has not been previously seen, Cloud ML for Android will recognize it as malicious based on standard parameters that are related to known threats.
The new technology benefits not only mechanical learning algorithms but also Kaspersky Security Network, the complex, cloud-based distributed infrastructure of Kaspersky Lab, which processes anonymous digital threats associated with metadata flows from millions of volunteers from around the world.
Timur Biyachuev, Vice President, Threat Research at Kaspersky Lab, explains:
"According to recent Kaspersky Lab research, the number of mobile malware attacks on mobile devices has doubled in 2018, as digital criminals invent new ways to create and distribute malware, and obviously anti-malware technologies must keep up with the needs Our mobile product, Kaspersky Internet Security for Android, already protects millions of users from advanced and unknown threats. This new feature improves the accuracy and speed at which these threats, making the mobile experience better and safer"
For more information about Kaspersky Internet Security for Android and to download the freemium version of the product, you can visit the Kaspersky Lab website.