Software company and former smartphone manufacturer, BlackBerry, has partnered with Intel to launch a crypto mining and cryptojacking detection system for Intel-based commercial computers.
According to the announcement, BlackBerry released “BlackBerry Optics v2.5.1100”, which relies on the BlackBerry Optics Context Analysis Engine, or CAE, to leverage CPU telemetry from Intel Threat Detection Technology to provide enterprises with advanced malware software. This software’s main purpose is to detect cryptojacking attempts.
On how the system works, representatives from BlackBerry sent the following comment to Cointelegraph:
“BlackBerry and Intel have teamed up to provide a robust defense against cryptojackers in a way unique in the security industry. BlackBerry has integrated the Intel vPro TDT driver and machine learning model into BlackBerry Optics, our AI-driven EDR tool. This integration offers users a way to quickly detect and respond to cryptomining activity at the hardware level, without the need to access the application itself. This provides the ability to introspect applications like a web browser without a plugin, and a virtual machine from the host OS.”
Works on Windows 10
As there is virtually no processor impact, organizations could use the software to mitigate and detect such threats with “greater precision and consistent results”. The software works across all types of workloads executing on the Windows 10 operating system.