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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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490 articles by Dennis Fisher

The Hacker Movie Sequels You Didn’t Know You Needed

Dennis Fisher, Zoe Lindsey, and Pete Baker got tired of waiting for Hollywood to make sequels to some of our favorite hacker movies, so we came up with some pitches for the sequels we'd like to see.

Podcast

DHS Exposes Chinese Malware Tools

The US government has published a detailed analysis of the Taidoor trojan it says is used by the Chinese government in network compromises.

Malware

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