By Lee Bell
Fri Jan 24 2014, 16:10
A SECURTIY UPSTART called Zimperium has launched mobile software that learns from smartphones to fend off malicious cyber attacks.
Claiming to be the first security software to be powered by artificial intelligence (AI), the app is called zIPS, with the "IPS" standing for "intrusion prevention system". The aim of the AI is to better spot malware before it causes harm or spreads to other devices.
The zIPS software works whether the smartphone is offline or online and can protect against malicious apps, such as those that can self-modify, and network attacks like a "man in the middle" attack where a hacker intercepts data being sent between one user and another.