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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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Chrome Adds Warning for Compromised Passwords

Google has integrated its Password Checkup functionality into Chrome 79 to warn when people use compromised credentials.

Google, Passwords

Signal Working on New Private Group Feature

Signal is developing an updated private group system that provides enhanced capabilities and security for group administrators.

Encryption, Privacy

Linux Flaw Allows VPN Hijacking

A vulnerability in many Linux distributions, as well as Android and iOS, can allow an attacker to hijack VPN connections in some cases.

Linux

New ZeroCleare Wiper Malware Used in Targeted Attacks

The new ZeroCleare malware has been used in destructive attacks against energy companies in the Middle East.

Malware

StrandHogg Bug Plagues Android

Many versions of Android, including Android 10, have a weakness dubbed StrandHogg that can lead to credential phishing and other malicious actions.

Android, Google