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Dennis Fisher

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Dennis Fisher is an award-winning journalist who has been covering information security and privacy since 2000.

He is one of the co-founders of Threatpost and previously wrote for TechTarget and eWeek, when magazines were still a thing that existed. Dennis enjoys finding the stories behind the headlines and digging into the motivations and thinking of both defenders and attackers. His work has appeared in The Boston Globe, The Improper Bostonian, Harvard Business School’s Working Knowledge, and most of his kids’ English papers.

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286 articles by Dennis Fisher

Google and Mozilla Block Kazakhstan HTTPS Interception

A month after the Kazakh government began performing HTTPS interception on some of its citizens, Google and Mozilla have blocked that effort by dropping trust for the government's root certificate.

HTTPS, Google

Deciphering Blackhat

Dennis Fisher, Peter Baker, and Zoe Lindsey try to make heads or tails of Blackhat, the movie that envisions hackers as international assassins and spies.

Podcast

Hacking for Good: The Cult of the Dead Cow and the Rise of Hacker Culture

Members of the Cult of the Dead Cow are joined by fellow hackers and security leaders Dug Song, Katie Moussouris, and Heather Adkins to trace the origins of hacker culture and its lasting influence.

Video, Black Hat

Backdoor Found in Webmin Utility

Last year, an attacker was able to compromise the build system used for Webmin development and inserted a backdoor into the code, which was only revealed this week.

Webmin

Coordinated Ransomware Attack Hits Texas Government Agencies

More than 20 Texas agencies have been compromised in a widespread ransomware attack.

Ransomware