Binary file hashes are a common indicator used in information security. Unfortunately, files hashes are hard to read, let alone memorize. Here are some examples of what file hashes look like:
18f8e43b6de2dcf7c8e96af329ded882 0cc61d25f0e009e730e3a95d778325ed16ef26da 88237ec59eefc109f564e055216d8b7c6a4afd88ced7e3ef81a5801b083cecd2
I challenge you to memorize one of these, let alone the thousands that run in your environment every day. An information security vendor, Carbon Black, helps organizations keep a record every time a binary runs in their environment. When Polarity is connected to Carbon Black, Polarity will:
- Recognize any time there is a file hash on your computer screen
- Check your Carbon Black instance to see if it has run in your environment
- If there is a hit, overlay useful information from Carbon Black
For example, Polarity can overlay information such as the number of hosts the binary has run on, reputation data, or links to additional details.
Check out this video of Polarity recognizing a file hash when the user is browsing the internet.