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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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407 articles by Dennis Fisher

Ransomware Attack Hit Gas Pipeline Facility

A gas compression facility was the victim of a ransomware attack that took its operations offline for two days and required replacement equipment.

Ransomware

OpenSSH Adds Support for U2F Hardware Keys

OpenSSH has added support for hardware security keys that implement the U2F standard.

2fa

Senate Bill Would Create Data Protection Agency

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand has introduced a new bill that would establish a federal Data Protection Agency with privacy oversight.

Privacy

Extensive Fraud Network Found Using Malicious Chrome Extensions

A long-running ad fraud campaign that was using more than 500 malicious Google Chrome extensions has been identified and halted by researchers.

Google, Adware

Decipher Podcast: Riana Pfefferkorn

Riana Pfefferkorn of the Center for Internet and Society at Stanford University joins Dennis Fisher to discuss encryption, privacy, and the draft of the EARN IT Act.

Privacy, Podcast