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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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945 articles by Dennis Fisher

How a Researcher Found the Panera Data Leak

Security researcher Dylan Houlihan discovered an issue that leaked data from the Panera Bread site, including customer names, phone numbers, and other information.

Data Breaches

Facebook Moves to Restrict Access to User Data

Facebook is making privacy changes designed to restrict apps' access to user data.

Privacy, Facebook

Here Come the Malicious Cryptominers

Malicious cryptominers are taking over for ransomware, thanks to quicker ROI and less attention from law enforcement.

Cryptomining, Cryptocurrency

Washington, Facebook, and the Privacy Reckoning

Federal legislators are asking Facebook, Google, and Twitter executives to come to Washington to discuss privacy concerns.

Privacy, Facebook

Georgia Bill Casts a Chill on Security Research

A bill in the Georgia senate would criminalize some activities that security researchers commonly perform.

Legislation