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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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285 articles by Dennis Fisher

Firefox 0-Day Used to Deliver Netwire Mac Malware

A new vulnerability in Firefox has been used in targeted attacks, one of which has delivered the Netwire OS X malware.

Firefox

Seeking Validation in a Hostile World

The domain control validation process relies on protocols and systems that are susceptible to compromise, so Cloudflare is hoping to fix that with a new service that validates certificates from multiple points.

DNS Security

The League of Entropy Forms to Offer Acts of Public Randomness

Cloudflare and several other members have formed the League of Entropy to offer a quorum of public randomness beacons.

Cryptography

New Echobot Malware Adds Exploits, Targets Enterprise Apps

A newly discovered version of the Echobot malware, which is tied to the Mirai botnet, contains eight new exploits and targets enterprise applications as well as consumer devices.

Malware, Botnet

Application Attacks Rule the Web

Akamai's State of the Internet security report shows that SQL injection attacks make up more than two-thirds of application layer attacks against organizations.

Application Security