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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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341 articles by Dennis Fisher

The Wide World of Cryptocurrency Crime

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

Cryptocurrency, Cryptomining

The Merger of Hacking and Disinformation

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

Disinformation

‘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

‘We Got to Be Cool About This‘: An Oral History of the LØpht, Part 1

Born from the Boston BBS scene of the 1980s, the L0pht emerged in the 1990s as one of the more influential hacker groups ever and helped spawn the security industry as we know it today.

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