Intel announces the addition of hardware-based ransomware detection to 11th gen CPUs

Ransomware threats have obviously become a problem that the entire Internet must face. Currently, security companies and law enforcement agencies are detecting and tracing such software.

However, the reality is that the threat of ransomware is becoming more and more serious. The reason is that many hackers find that the cost of ransomware attacks is lower and the benefits far exceed other attacks.

This has led to more hackers embarking on the path of ransomware or mixing ransomware, stealing information, blackmailing, and threaten victims.

In response to ransomware and other malicious software attacks, Intel has added hardware protection features to the 11th-generation Core vPro series processors recently launched.

This series of processors is for business-class, but Intel has not stated whether general-purpose processor products will add the same protection function in the future.

Hardware-based protection technology:
  • Helping to prevent malicious code injection by restricting memory access in the BIOS at runtime.
  • Dynamically launching the OS and hypervisor in an Intel® hardware–secured code environment inaccessible from firmware. This technique also helps verify that the operating system and its virtual environment are running directly on Intel hardware, as opposed to malware that is spoofing the hardware.
  • Providing operating system visibility into the BIOS- and firmware-protection methods used at boot time.