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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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700 articles by Dennis Fisher

Google Puts Plaintext HTTP Out to Pasture

Google Chrome will mark all HTTP pages as not secure in the coming months, a major milestone in the overdue death of plaintext connections.

Google, Encryption

Cybersecurity Czar Job to Remain Vacant

The White House plans to leave the cybersecurity coordinator job open, while lawmakers have introduced a bill to establish a new cybersecurity office.

Cybersecurity, Government

Efail Is Not a Death Knell For Encrypted Email

The Efail attacks on encrypted email clients implementing OpenPGP or S/MIME are serious, but there are mitigations and defenses available for users.

Encryption

Secure Data Act Bans Crypto Backdoors

A new bill would prevent government agencies from mandating backdoors in encrypted hardware or software products.

Encryption, Legislation

Don’t Try This at Home: Chip Decapsulation

Mikhail Davidov decided to see what it would take to develop a process to manually decapsulate chips. After months of work, experimentation, and trial and error, he succeeded.

Hardware