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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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Google Boosts Account Security

Google has added some new protections designed to help users detect or recover from account compromises.

Google

Netflix Releases Stethoscope Desktop App to Check Device Health

Netflix has released a desktop version of its open source Stethoscope security health check tool, which provides detailed information on how to fix security issues on a device.

Open Source

Google reCAPTCHA v3 Finds Bots With No User Interaction

Google's new reCAPTCHA v3 system uses a risk analysis system to build a score of how suspicious a user's traffic is.

Google

Cryptomining Malware Targets Poorly Configured Docker Instances

A wave of attacks is using exposed Docker APIs to install cryptomining malware on compromised hosts.

Malware

Old Flaw in X.org Server Allows Root Access, File Overwrite

A vulnerability in the X.org X Server software allows an authenticated attacker to gain root privileges and the ability to overwrite any files on a target system.

Linux