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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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252 articles by Dennis Fisher

New Echobot Malware Adds Exploits, Targets Enterprise Apps

A newly discovered version of the Echobot malware, which is tied to the Mirai botnet, contains eight new exploits and targets enterprise applications as well as consumer devices.

Malware, Botnet

Application Attacks Rule the Web

Akamai's State of the Internet security report shows that SQL injection attacks make up more than two-thirds of application layer attacks against organizations.

Application Security

Large BGP Leak Hits European Mobile Carriers

A BGP route leak by a hosting company affected traffic from several European mobile carriers this week.

BGP

Decipher Podcast: Adam O’Donnell

Adam O'Donnell, a longtime security engineer, startup founder, and member of the Cult of the Dead Cow, joins Dennis Fisher to talk about the group, its influence, and his career in security.

Podcast

Odd Bug Haunts Exim Mail Agent

The Exim MTA used in many Linux distributions contains a vulnerability that is trivially exploitable locally and can be exploited remotely in some cases.

Vulnerabilities