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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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473 articles by Dennis Fisher

Flaw in GRUB 2 Boot Loader Threatens Many Linux Systems

A buffer overflow (CVE-2020-10713) in the GRUB 2 boot loader can allow an attacker to gain code execution on many Linux systems and possibly some Windows computers.

Linux, Vulnerability

How Ransomware is Invading the Enterprise

Decipher editors Fahmida Y. Rashid and Dennis Fisher are joined by a panel of security experts to discuss the evolution of ransomware attacks and how groups are now focusing on enterprise targets.

Video

Wyden: EARN IT Act a ‘Horrendous Effort’ to Regulate Speech

The EARN IT Act would create a flood of state laws regulating Internet use and curtail the use of encrypted services, Sen. Ron Wyden says.

Government, Encryption

MATA Cross-Platform Malware Framework Tied to Lazarus Group

A malware framework known as MATA that targets Windows, Linux, and macOS machines has been attributed to the Lazarus group tied to North Korea.

Apt

Decipher Podcast: Katie Moussouris Returns

Katie Moussouris, hacker and CEO of Luta Security, joins Dennis Fisher for a long overdue conversation about vulnerability management, bug bounty programs, and assessing risk.

Podcast