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Realst MacOS Infostealer

Aug 7, 2023 2:41:09 PM / by The Hivemind posted in Blockchain, Threat Bulletin, Stealer, Infostealer, Gaming, MacOS, Realst


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Security Telemetry: New utility use for Nectar (NCT)

May 17, 2021 6:05:27 PM / by PolySwarm Team posted in Explained, PolySwarm, Blockchain


Today we introduce a new utility use for PolySwarm’s Nectar token for average users: distributing rewards for security-relevant data about TLS certificates, DNS resolutions, and potentially malicious files encountered in daily computer use. Many of these telemetry sources are already collected from user devices by Antivirus (AV) providers. Still, there are a number of serious issues with how they are collected, how users are compensated for their information, and how these results are shared. By re-imagining how this marketplace works, we can increase collection transparency, fairly compensate all participants in the marketplace, and, most importantly, create a more unified source of security telemetry that will better protect users worldwide.

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How to buy PolySwarm Nectar using Uniswap

Mar 24, 2021 1:32:06 PM / by Blake Reyes posted in Explained, PolySwarm, Blockchain



So you’ve decided to buy PolySwarms’ token, and you think Uniswap sounds like the place to go? In this blog post we will go over the necessary steps you will need to take to buy your very own bag of PolySwarm Nectar.

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Telegram users can now use PolySwarm’s free, malware detection bot

Mar 23, 2020 10:03:55 AM / by PolySwarm Team posted in Insider, Press, Media, Blockchain, Product, Research


The Telegram messaging app is used by over 200 million people around the world and has proven to be a great communication vehicle for individuals and companies. Unfortunately, Telegram is also an attractive target for bad actors looking to exploit the platform and people. From cryptocurrency stealers and miners, Telegram has seen its fair share of scams. 

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Keynote from PolySwarm CTO at DEF CON: Blockchain-Security Symbiosis

Aug 20, 2019 4:20:04 PM / by PolySwarm Team posted in Explained, PolySwarm, Blockchain, Threat Bounty, Speaking, Events


Cybersecurity and blockchain technology share a symbiotic relationship. On one hand, blockchain ecosystems that aren’t secure, aren’t useful. On the other hand, blockchain technology unlocks new options for securing systems, infrastructure and more.
PolySwarm Co-Founder and CTO Paul Makowski was invited to give the Day 2 Keynote talk at DEF CON Blockchain Village (2019) in Las Vegas. DEF CON (which follows on the heels of Black Hat) is one of the most well-known hacker conferences in the world, bringing together security researchers, cybersecurity experts, and other infosec people from around the world. Makowski presented
a thought-provoking talk examining blockchain and security from both sides of the coin: a look back at advances (and missteps) in securing blockchains and a look forward to security applications of blockchain technology. Watch the full presentation here: 
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Video: An interview with PolySwarm CEO on the PolySwarm marketplace

Aug 13, 2019 7:49:17 PM / by PolySwarm Team posted in Interview, Press, Media, PolySwarm, Leadership, Blockchain


Steve Bassi talks to BlockTempo TV about PolySwarm’s threat detection marketplace, a VirusTotal alternative that provides intelligence on malicious files and URLs.  Bassi talk here about how PolySwarm can help curb cybercrime, plus his thoughts on the WannaCry attack and what blockchain projects need to be successful in 2019 and beyond.

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