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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

FIN7 Attackers Roll Out New Tools

The FIN7 group has begun deploying new tools, including a module that specifically targets a remote administration tool for payment card systems.

Malware

Audit Uncovers Critical Flaw in iTerm2

A Mozilla-funded security audit of the iTerm2 terminal emulator for macOS found a critical remote-code execution bug.

Vulnerability

Microsoft Identifies Targeted Attacks on Presidential Campaign, Government Officials

An attack group known as Phosphorus that is linked to the Iranian government has targeted email accounts of U.S. government officials and people associated with a presidential campaign.

Malware, Government

Urgent/11 Flaws Now Affect Broader Range of Medical, Network Devices

The Urgent/11 vulnerabilities in the IPnet stack affect a much broader range of devices than originally thought.

IoT Security

Serious New Bug Emerges in Exim

A newly discovered buffer overflow in the Exim mail server can be used to cause a denial-of-service and possibly remote code execution.

Vulnerability