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

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Satori’s Ben Herzberg and Yoav Cohen on Securing Your Snowflake Data Cloud

I spoke with Satori executives Ben Herzberg and Yoav Cohen about the key points in their new book, “Snowflake Security: Securing Your Snowflake Data...

eWEEK TweetChat, Dec. 14: Predictions for Tech in 2022

On Tuesday, December 14, at 11 AM PT, @eWEEKNews will host its monthly #eWEEKChat. The topic will be “Predictions for Tech in 2022,” and...

SAS’s Kimberly Nevala on How to Optimize Data Analytics for Success

I spoke with Kimberly Nevala, Strategic Advisor at SAS, about the value of analytics training and the importance of listening to staff as tactics...