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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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457 articles by Dennis Fisher

Thousands of SaltStack Servers Patched, But Many Still Vulnerable

The number of servers vulnerable to the CVE-2020-11651 SaltStack flaw has dropped considerably, but several thousand are still unpatched.


GoDaddy Reports Breach of Customer Hosting Accounts

An attacker was able to access an undisclosed number of GoDaddy customers' hosting accounts using SSH connections.

Data Breaches

SaltStack Flaw Used in Numerous Attacks

Attackers are exploiting the CVE-2020-11651 flaw in SaltStack Salt to install coinmining scripts on exposed servers.


Decipher Podcast: Andy Ellis

Akamai CSO Andy Ellis joins Dennis Fisher to talk about the security implications of moving thousands of employees worldwide to remote work.

Podcast, Ciso

Senators Plan COVID-19 Data Protection Bill

Four senators are planning to introduce the COVID-19 Data Protection Act to regulate the collection, use, and transfer of health and location data related to virus infections.