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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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358 articles by Dennis Fisher

WhatsApp Suit Against NSO Group Marks Beginning of an Era

The WhatsApp lawsuit against NSO Group may be a turning point in the way technology companies deal with surveillance vendors.

Privacy

Fancy Bear Attackers Target Anti-Doping and Sports Groups

The Russian attack group known as fancy Bear has been targeting anti-doping and sports organizations in advance of the 2020 Summer Olympics.

Microsoft, APT

Johannesburg Hit With Major Ransomware Attack

The City of Johannesburg was hit with a ransomware attack that has compromised many of its municipal services.

Ransomware

Updated Gustuff Android Trojan Changes Tactics

A new version of the Gustuff Android banking trojan has emerged, this time with new communications capabilities and more credential-theft features.

Android

Firefox Now Blocks Social Media Trackers

In Firefox 70, Mozilla has added the ability to block trackers from Facebook, Twitter, and other social networks, as well as other new privacy enhancements.

Firefox