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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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317 articles by Dennis Fisher

NetCAT Attack Can Leak Data From Some Intel Processors

A new attack that exploits a weakness in the DDIO feature of some Intel chips can leak sensitive data, including SSH keystrokes.

Intel, Hardware

Mozilla Testing Firefox Private Network

A new Firefox Private Network extension provides protection on public networks.

Privacy, Mozilla

Exim Bug Allows Root Privileges

A flaw in the Exim MTA software can be exploited remotely to gain root privileges.

Vulnerability

Decipher Podcast: Tanya Sam

Tanya Sam of TechSquare Labs joins Dennis Fisher to discuss her path to the Atlanta startup scene and what she's learned along the way.

Podcast

Money for Nothing: Ransomware Plagues Local Governments

Ransomware infections have crippled local governments in several states recently, a trend that shows no signs of abating.

Ransomware