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NCT Token Rewards for Cyber Security Data

Jan 31, 2022 5:56:00 AM / by PolySwarm Team posted in Insider, Explained, Product

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I'm interested in the BetaLast year, we wrote about an industry first for both cyber security and crypto: rewarding everyday users for the cyber security telemetry they generate passively, every day, just by using their mobile and computing devices. Since then, we’ve been asking PolySwarm’s customers and engine providers like Sentinel One, CrowdStrike, and Kaspersky what cyber security and malware data are most valuable to them and how we can help enlist everyday Internet users to make everyone more secure.

In this post, we’re sharing our 2022 plans for how we plan to reward everyday Internet users with PolySwarm’s NCT token for providing, enriching, and staking cyber security telemetry through PolySwarm’s platform.

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Why a New Engine Creation and Management Architecture?

Jun 16, 2021 8:57:47 AM / by Nick Davis posted in Explained, PolySwarm, Research

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We recently completed the “New Engine Claiming and Management” milestone on our development roadmap. Our goal was to make it easier for Engine owners to build, configure and test an engine, and then join the PolySwarm Marketplace, so we’ve completely redesigned the architecture.

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Security Telemetry: New utility use for Nectar (NCT)

May 17, 2021 3:05:27 PM / by PolySwarm Team posted in Explained, PolySwarm, Blockchain

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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 10:32:06 AM / by Blake Reyes posted in Explained, PolySwarm, Blockchain

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Introduction

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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Notice of coming changes for Engine developers

Feb 22, 2021 4:14:11 PM / by Nick Davis COO posted in Explained, Engine

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Hello engine developers,

We are putting the finishing touches on the new backend systems used to manage engines/arbiters and handle bounties. Our goal is to release these changes into production in late March.
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Video: How to use PolySwarm's free command line interface to get intel on malware

Jan 23, 2020 11:18:09 AM / by PolySwarm Tech Team posted in Explained, Product

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Latest samples of ZeroCleare, Iranian state-sponsored malware, available on PolySwarm

Jan 9, 2020 11:09:01 AM / by PolySwarm Tech Team posted in Insider, Explained, PolySwarm, Threat Hunting, Research

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Today, PolySwarm, a threat intelligence platform used to detect new and emerging malware, releases information about a new variant of ZeroCleare (a destructive malware attributed to Iran). PolySwarm Community (free) and Enterprise users were able access to the full content of this sample before it appeared on VirusTotal.

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Ginp banking Trojan actively targeting banks: here's what you need to know, plus free malware samples

Nov 22, 2019 9:11:52 AM / by PolySwarm Tech Team posted in Explained, PolySwarm, Research

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Ginp is a banking Trojan that is actively being used to impersonate targeted banking apps. The malware brings up a screen on the victims phone and displays a window that mimics the real banking app. First, one is prompted to login with their credentials. The second screen steals the victim's credit card details.  

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