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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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1165 articles by Dennis Fisher

Wyden, Rubio Ask CISA to Assess Threat From Foreign VPN Services

Two senators have asked the director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency to look into the national security threat from foreign-based VPNs.

Government

Q&A: David Scott Lewis

David Scott Lewis was the model for the David Lightman character in WarGames, a true hacker classic.

Hacking

Safari Removing Do Not Track Support

Apple is eliminating the Do Not Track feature from its Safari browser in version 12.1 and making several other security and privacy changes, as well.

Apple, Privacy

Deciphering Live Free or Die Hard

Dennis Fisher, Zoe Lindsey and Pete Baker break down Live Free or Die Hard in all its hacking glory.

Podcast, Hacker Movies

Mac Malware Looks to Steal Browser Cookies for Cryptocurrency Exchanges

The CookieMiner malware has the ability to steal browser cookies, install a cryptominer, and credentials for cryptocurrency exchanges.

Malware