The tech giants are looking for ways to improve protection for crypto mining operations
Microsoft has teamed up with semiconductor chip maker Intel to combat the spread of crypto-mining malware.
Microsoft Defender for Endpoint uses Intel Threat Detection Technology (TDT) to improve endpoint detection and response against crypto-mining malware. With lntel TDT technology, Defender for Endpoint can obtain a full-stack visibility key for the detection of crypto-mining threats.
It does this by allowing the Endpoint Solution Channel CPU Telemetry and Hardware Acceleration to detect suspicious activity and threats. It also provides the ability to deal with these attacks before they can harm a user’s device. When threats are detected, a high fidelity signal is sent to activate corrective action.
Elsewhere, users who really want to get their hands on these digital assets can turn to platforms that want to make mining easier. Platforms like Hello Pal have devised initiatives to facilitate access to mining operations. Hello Pal, a live streaming and mobile app provider, recently announced that it has partnered with Yitang Technology to develop a crypto mining company that allows its users to conveniently participate in Bitcoin and Ether mining .
Yitang controls 35,000 mining machines in China and is said to be looking for more. With this project, Hello Pal users can buy mining equipment and have it operated by Yitang. The machines are identifiable by the buyer, and mined crypto assets are placed in the users’ digital wallets.
In April, Hello Pal announced another collaboration with a Yitang-managed company to obtain an initial 51% stake in more than 12,000 mining equipment mining Dogecoin and Litecoin. However, the social crypto platform is not the only one interested in simple mining processes. There are other dedicated mining companies like the HIVE blockchain and the Riot blockchain with similar goals.
Riot conducts cryptocurrency mining operations and allegedly wanted to acquire Whinstone, a bitcoin hosting facility, valued at $ 651 million. The company recently released its Q1 mining update and found that BTC production mined was 75% higher than last year.
HIVE, on the other hand, added a New Brunswick-based Green Energy 50 MW data center [with a potential to reach 80 MW] to his list of acquisitions.