David Balaban

David Balaban is a computer security researcher with over 17 years of experience in malware analysis and antivirus software evaluation. He runs MacSecurity.net and Privacy-PC.com projects that present expert opinions on contemporary information security matters, including social engineering, malware, penetration testing, threat intelligence, online privacy, and white hat hacking. Mr. Balaban has a strong malware troubleshooting background, with a recent focus on ransomware countermeasures.

New Ransomware Trends Causing Fear in 2021

In this article, we're going to touch on the most visible ransomware-related trends that have impacted the threat landscape recently. Among them are attacks involving RDP (remote desktop), RAT...

How AI is Mishandled to Become a Cybersecurity Risk

The rapid evolution of artificial intelligence algorithms has turned this technology into an element of critical business processes. The caveat is that there is a lack of transparency in...

How To Check a Website for Vulnerabilities

The internet is home to roughly 1.8 billion websites. Many of them have vulnerabilities that turn them into easy prey for cybercriminals. According to researchers’ recent findings, more than...

Comparing In-Browser-Based, Commercial Password Managers

Most of us visit numerous websites every single day, including online stores, social networks, email services and e-banking resources. To interact with some of these sites as a customer...

How to Solve Security Problems of Identity Verification Systems

There are many different perspectives on how identity verification systems should work to provide confidence, trust and interoperability between different sectors, both local and international. At the same time,...

Latest Posts

Masergy Performance Edge Solves the Unsolvable Middle Mile Problem

SD-WANs and SASE are red hot today and they should be, as they are the most transformative technologies for the WAN since, well, maybe...

The Konftel C2070: Green Huddle Room Video Solution

Thanks to the pandemic, I’m getting in many Huddle Room solutions to test, and one of them that stands out is the Konftel C2070. ...

Oracle Cloud’s Ross Brown on Oracle and Multicloud Computing

Ross Brown, VP of Product Marketing for Oracle Cloud, discusses trends in multicloud, and points out key differentiators for Oracle Cloud. There are a...

Microsoft Integrates Dynamic 365 And Teams Even More

Last week, Microsoft held its annual Inspire conference and announced many new features and collaborations. My first blog of the Inspire event covered Microsoft's...

Six Tenets of Modern Cybersecurity Training

Classroom training is rarely able to address the needs of all students. Some students will require extra time and instruction, while others may grasp...