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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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GDPR-Style Privacy Regulations May Be On the Way in U.S.

Lawmakers are planning to introduce a privacy "bill of rights" that will include some elements of the new GDPR regulation.

Privacy, Government, Facebook

A Privacy Tradeoff of the macOS QuickLook Cache

A convenient feature in macOS called QuickLook can leak information about files that users preview, even in encrypted containers.

Apple

Ancient Bug Haunts GnuPG-Based Encryption Tools

A bug from the 1990s allows attackers to spoof signatures on some encrypted emails in GnuPG and other tools.

Encryption

Senators Push to Require Paper Ballots to Secure Elections

A new bill would require the use of paper ballots and audits in all federal elections.

Election Security

Bug Allows Bypass of Code-Signing Tools on Macs

An issue with the way third-party tools implement Apple's code-signing API can allow malicious files to pass as legitimate ones.

Apple