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Lilbits 381: Microsoft Defender ATP for Linux, Android, and iOS

Windows has long dominated the desktop and laptop computer space, but Microsoft has all-but given up on getting Windows onto smartphones. So the company has instead shifted its focus in an effort to get you to use its¬†apps and services on your Android, iOS, or even Linux devices. Heck, the company is even planning to […]

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Microsoft’s antivirus software is now available for Mac

Microsoft’s Windows operating system has included some form of built-in antivirus software for more than a decade. But the software formerly known as Windows Defender is getting a new name… and for good reason. It’s now called Microsoft Defender, and the company is dropping Windows from the name because it’s no longer a Windows exclusive […]

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Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 to feature “Smart Protect” real-time threat detection

Qualcomm plans to incorporate new anti-malware technology into upcoming chips, starting with the Snapdragon 820 processor. The company’s new “Snapdragon Smart Protect” technology uses on-device machine learning to detect zero-day malware threats on mobile devices. While most current anti-malware solutions work by downloading information about existing threats from an online database and then scanning your […]

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Google to scan your Android apps for malware continuously

Google is taking another step toward improving security on Android devices. The company already scans apps submitted to the Google Play store for known malware, and offers users the option of scanning apps when you install them on your device. But what if you install an app that Google¬†later discovers contains malware? Soon you’ll be […]