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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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407 articles by Dennis Fisher

Buffer Overflow in Memcached Fixed

A buffer overflow in the memcached tool has been patched after a public disclosure of the details and proof-of-concept exploit code.

Vulnerabilities

Decipher Podcast: Wade Baker and David Severski

Wade Baker and David Severski of the Cyentia Institute join Dennis Fisher to discuss the findings from their new Information Risk Insights Study into the risk and cost of security breaches across industries.

Podcast

Unpatched Windows Flaws Under Active Attack

Two new Windows vulnerabilities related to the Adobe Type Manager library are being exploited in targeted attacks.

Microsoft

New Security Tools Added to Google’s Advanced Protection

Google is turning on its Play Protect app scanning feature automatically and changing which apps can be installed on Android devices associated with Advanced Protection Program accounts.

Google, Android

For Ransomware, Nighttime is the Right Time

Ransomware attackers tend to deploy their payloads at night and on weekends, when IT resources are scarce and security teams may be less active.

Ransomware