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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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758 articles by Dennis Fisher

Old Flaw in X.org Server Allows Root Access, File Overwrite

A vulnerability in the X.org X Server software allows an authenticated attacker to gain root privileges and the ability to overwrite any files on a target system.

Linux

Apple’s Cook Decries User Surveillance, Calls For U.S. Privacy Law

Apple CEO Tim Cook said the collection of user information has led to a "data industrial complex" and called for a national privacy law.

Apple, Privacy

How Drop Networks Keep Cybercrime Groups in the Money

Reshippers and drop networks have become a key part of the global cybercrime economy.

Fraud

Trio of Bugs in D-Link Routers Allows Device Takeover

A researcher has found three flaws in some D-Link wireless routers that can allow an attacker full control of an affected device.

Vulnerabilities

Apple Puts Privacy and Security Out Front

Apple has launched a new privacy portal that details the company's security and privacy tools and allows users to download a copy of their personal data.

Privacy, Apple