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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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718 articles by Dennis Fisher

Researchers Identify New Phishing Tactics on Android Devices

A team of researchers has developed several new phishing techniques that can be used against Android devices, leveraging issues with some password managers.

Phishing, Android

Mozilla Rolls Out Firefox Monitor Service for Breach Notifications

The Firefox Monitor service uses data from the Have I Been Pwned database to alert people to compromises.

Data Breaches, Mozilla

Yubico, Microsoft Accelerate Retirement Plans for Passwords

Adoption and support for two-factor authentication continues to expand, as Yubico and Microsoft introduce new products designed to make passwords a thing of the past.

2fa, Microsoft

Ransomware is the Present, But Cryptojacking is the Future

Cybercrime gangs are still making hay with ransomware, but a new report from Europol shows that malicious cryptomining is gaining momentum.

Ransomware, Cryptomining

Wyden Warns Foreign Attackers Targeting Senators’ Personal Accounts

Sen. Ron Wyden says foreign hackers are targeting the personal accounts of senators and is introducing legislation to help protect those accounts.

Government