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About David Balaban

David Balaban is a computer security researcher with over 15 years of experience in malware analysis and antivirus software evaluation. David runs the project which presents expert opinions on contemporary information security matters, including social engineering, penetration testing, threat intelligence, online privacy, and white hat hacking. As part of his work at Privacy-PC, Mr. Balaban has interviewed such security celebrities as Dave Kennedy, Jay Jacobs and Robert David Steele to get firsthand perspectives on hot InfoSec issues. David has a strong malware troubleshooting background, with the recent focus on ransomware countermeasures.


It’s common knowledge that new cryptocurrency units come into existence through mining, a process of complex computation relying on CPU or GPU power. Unfortunately, this routine isn’t always done in an ethical way. Cybercriminals have masterminded numerous techniques to parasitize other people’s PCs and servers for generating coins surreptitiously. The boom of rogue cryptomining (or […]