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Artificial Intelligence Helps in the Malware Fight


By Carl Weinschenk

It’s all hands on deck in the fight against mobile and desktop malware. The good news is that artificial intelligence (AI) is proving to be as potent in this battle as it is in other endeavors in which massive amounts of data must be assessed, trends deduced, and plans of action put in play.

Network World offers a very interesting story featuring a startup called Deep Instinct. With the platform, the way in which malware detection works is that the antivirus software is kept current with every known piece of malicious code that potentially can affect users. The downsides of this are that the updating of malware signatures, or “definitions,” is constant. On top of that, even slight differences to the bad code can enable it to get past antivirus software.

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