Microsoft Defender arriva su Android e iOS, ma è soltanto in anteprima

Dopo aver visto l’introduzione di Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) sui sistemi operativi di Windows 7, 8.1 e 10, macOS e Linux, gli sviluppatori del team di Microsoft hanno annunciato l’arrivo anche sulle piattaforme mobile di Android e iOS e con diverse feature per quanto riguarda la sicurezza.

Come spiegato nel blog ufficiale di Microsoft, sarà rilasciata una prima versione preview pubblica dove includerà la protezione contro il phishing e il rilevamento di malware di applicazioni indesiderate.

Phishing is one of the biggest threat vectors on mobile, with the majority of attacks happening outside of email such as via phishing sites, messaging apps, games, and other applications. Other potential threats come from apps which may make connections to unsafe domains, unknowingly to the user and security teams. Web protection capabilities in Microsoft Defender ATP for Android help to address these challenges with:

Anti-phishing: Access to unsafe websites from SMS/text, WhatsApp, email, browsers, and other apps is instantly blocked. To do this, we leverage the Microsoft Defender SmartScreen service to help determine whether a URL is potentially malicious. This works in conjunction with Android to enable the app to inspect the URL to provide anti-phishing protection. If access to a malicious site is blocked, the device user will get a notification about this with the options to allow the connection, report it safe, or dismiss the notification. Security teams are notified about attempts to access malicious sites via an alert in the Microsoft Defender Security Center.

Blocking unsafe connections: The same Microsoft Defender SmartScreen technology is used to also block unsafe network connections that apps automatically might make on the user’s behalf without them knowing. Just as in the phishing example, the user is immediately informed that this activity is blocked and is given the same choices to allow it, report it as unsafe, or dismiss the notification as the product screenshot shows. Alerts for this scenario also show up in the Microsoft Defender Security Center. When these connections are attempted on a user’s device, security teams are notified of this via an alert in the Microsoft Defender Security Center.  

Custom indicators: Security teams can create custom indicators, giving them more fine-grained control over allowing and blocking URLs and domains users connect to from their Android devices. This can be done in the Microsoft Defender Security Center and is an extension of our custom indicators capability already available for Windows.

Se un’applicazione verrà ritenuta sicura o meno una volta installata sul proprio dispositivo, l’utente riceverà una notifica come succede per Google Protect. Inoltre, non manca una protezione ottimale anche per quanto riguarda phishing attraverso l’analisi dei link inviati via SMS, email e via WhatsApp.

Come scaricare

Nuove promesse da parte del team di sviluppatori del colosso di Redmond, dove ben presto ci saranno diverse novità per l’antivirus per i dispositivi mobile, ma nel frattempo, se siete interessati di provare in anteprima sui dispositivi Android, potete consultare questo link.

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