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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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302 articles by Dennis Fisher

Thirty Minutes Or Less: An Oral History of the LØpht, Part Three

The L0pht hacker group testified before the Senate in 1998 and told the lawmakers they could take down the Internet in 30 minutes or less because of a vulnerability in the BGP protocol.

L0pht

The Merger of Hacking and Disinformation

Hacking and disinformation have merged to become the favored methods of political parties, nations, and individual attackers.

Disinformation

The Wide World of Cryptocurrency Crime

Cryptocurrency crime is expanding beyond ransomware to in-browser mining and nation-state attacks.

Cryptocurrency, Cryptomining

‘Microsoft Was Freaking Out‘: An Oral History of the LØpht, Part 2

As the L0pht hacker group matured new members like Mudge and Dildog joined and the group began publishing security advisories on Microsoft Internet Explorer.

L0pht

A Word From the Decipher Editors

Newcomers to information security frequently don't know where to begin, and industry veterans need information that goes beyond the initial news to understand the implications and impact.

Decipher