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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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358 articles by Dennis Fisher

Deciphering Die Hard

Zoe Lindsey, Pete Baker, and Dennis Fisher dive into Doe Hard, a modern classic with some interesting security lessons.

Podcast

New Tactics Emerge as Phishing Evolves

Recent phishing campaigns uncovered by Microsoft are using custom 404 error pages and search result poisoning to fool victims.

Phishing

Decipher Podcast: Kelly Shortridge

Kelly Shortridge of Capsule8 joins Dennis Fisher to discuss the idea of accepting some level of ransomware attacks as necessary and working toward an economic equilibrium with the attackers.

Podcast

Mozilla to Require 2FA for Add-On Developers

Mozilla will soon require add-on developers to enable 2FA for their accounts in an effort to defeat supply chain attacks.

2FA, Mozilla

Microsoft Fixes Windows Bug Under Active Attack

Microsoft patched CVE-2019-1458 in Windows, a privilege escalation bug that is being used in active attacks.

Microsoft