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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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401 articles by Dennis Fisher

Privacy, Human Rights Groups Decry Russian Ban on Telegram

Russia's ban of Telegram, the encrypted messaging app, is drawing criticism from privacy and human rights groups.

Encryption

Key Escrow By Any Other Name is Still Key Escrow

Ray Ozzie's Clear key escrow proposal for decrypting devices relies on a secure processor that doesn't yet exist.

Encryption

Uber Evolves Bug Bounty Program to Reassure Researchers

Uber has updated its bounty program to provide security researchers with clarity on what good faith research looks like.

Bug Bounty

No Easy Fix for BGP Leaks

We forget that the Internet is pretty fragile and when something breaks, there is collateral damage. DNS hijacking and BGP leaks are two of the problems we haven't fixed yet, and there aren't any easy solutions.

Internet, Networking

The Rise and Rise of Cryptocurrency Related Crime

Cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin and Monero have become favorites of cyberminals associated with ransomware and malicious coinmining, but there's much more going on beneath the surface.

Cryptocurrency