Author: David Balaban

  • What If COVID-19 Was a Computer Virus?

    What If COVID-19 Was a Computer Virus?

    The COVID-19 pandemic shows a striking resemblance to several examples of massive epidemics of computer viruses. We can distinguish similar infection methods and mechanisms to spread the virus, as well as the sad consequences of its activity. And although it is not entirely correct to compare human lives and computer systems directly, there is a…

  • Linux Ransomware – Notorious Cases and Ways to Protect

    Linux Ransomware – Notorious Cases and Ways to Protect

    The ransomware plague has been the talk of the cybersecurity town since the emergence of CryptoLocker back in 2013. A combination of military-grade encryption and effective extortion mechanisms makes every such attack potentially disastrous as the victim runs the risk of losing essential data down the line. Whereas the vast majority of ransom Trojans zero…