Microsoft Targets Hackers in Android Phone Hacks
New MDE Protects Android and iOS Devices
The constant targeting of Android devices by dark web hackers has led Microsoft IT engineers to assist businesses in finding a solution to the burgeoning problem. With the constant abuse by criminal hackers, most security flaws, caused by Zero-day vulnerabilities, have impacted the Android and iOS devices of many consumers.
The tech giant has released a suite of savvy security tools dubbed the Microsoft Defender for Endpoint (MDE), which functionality was released in a public preview. Individuals connected to the corporate networks of telecommunication companies are about to get some critical protection from virus, and malware with the new Microsoft Defender.
The security effort will utilize the enterprise endpoint security platform, which is built to send out quick notifications at the first sign of a hacking threat. Its premise is that cyber security protection will be activated on the discovery of a rogue Wi-Fi network. In addition, consumers can rest assured that they are fully protected from maliciously coded certificates installed by threat actors.
With the new Mobile Network Protection feature enabled on Android and iOS tech gadgets, telecom companies will now have the capability to monitor the primary attack vector that hackers utilize to infiltrate most Wi-Fi networks.
Default Protection on Mobile Devices
According to cyber analysts, one such rogue hardware used to attack Android users is the suite of Hak5 Wi-Fi Pineapple devices. But this tool is used by both ethical hackers known as pen-testers, and unfortunately by criminal dark web hackers. However, the Hak5 Wi-Fi Pineapple can easily acquire the network data of devices, as well as identify any form of threat by hacking groups.
Additionally, with Microsoft’s protection suite, the MDE was programmed to push alerts to Android, and iOS tech users whenever it detects an open Wi-Fi network. Consumers that subscribe to the new high-level protection will receive alerts to immediately switch networks, whenever the Microsoft Defender protection system detects a dubious or unsafe network.
Microsoft also offers comprehensive and easy-to-follow instructions on how to install the new network protection system on Android and iOS devices. Customers will access it through the Microsoft Endpoint Manager Admin center. Also, it is already enabled by default on all mobile gadgets and devices.
Telecom Resilience Against Hacking
The tech giant stated that its Android and iOS protection system was built to incorporate the rapid advance of the digital era, with cyber criminals have been getting more sophisticated with their hacking scams. Thus, warning that the digital transition, over the last three decades, has blossomed into a conduit for criminal threat actors to carry out their illegal activities.
With advance vulnerability management, Android and iOS endpoints’ surface attack will decrease. Therefore, giving mobile organizations the necessary tool to remain resilient as they combat incoming virus attacks launched by criminal hackers.
Microsoft’s Defender for Endpoint mobile network protection has the a wide range of tools to help in the fight against criminal hackers. The Endpoint released software will assist in identifying, assessing, and resolving security flaws with access to real time threat information.
Above all, with the ability to quickly process incoming attacks, the protective new cross-platform annihilates threats as soon as they happens. In addition, its vulnerability management capabilities offers support on all major Android and iOS device platforms to include workstations, servers, and mobile devices.
Furthermore, Microsoft revealed that the new MDE feature lets administrators control unmanaged Windows devices. Especially, if they suspected that their network systems were compromised with malware or hacked by criminal hackers.