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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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505 articles by Dennis Fisher

Deciphering The Net

The Net is a classic '90s movie that gets a lot of technology right and predicts much of what's happened since.

Podcast

Tackling Twitter Bots With Biometrics

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey said using biometrics on mobile devices could help weed out some of the bots on the platform.

Twitter, Authentication

Flaw in APT Utility Allows Malicious Package Installation

A vulnerability in the APT package manager in Debian and Ubuntu allows an attacker to install malicious packages in some circumstances.

Linux

When Privacy Goes to Washington

A new bill by Sen. Marco Rubio and a push for regulation of data brokers by Apple's Tim Cook has put privacy up front during the government shutdown.

Privacy, Apple, Government

Decipher Podcast: Nate Cardozo

Dennis Fisher talks with Nate Cardozo of the EFF about the UK's proposal to add an invisible third party to encrypted communications.

Podcast