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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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473 articles by Dennis Fisher

Efail Is Not a Death Knell For Encrypted Email

The Efail attacks on encrypted email clients implementing OpenPGP or S/MIME are serious, but there are mitigations and defenses available for users.

Encryption

Secure Data Act Bans Crypto Backdoors

A new bill would prevent government agencies from mandating backdoors in encrypted hardware or software products.

Encryption, Legislation

Don’t Try This at Home: Chip Decapsulation

Mikhail Davidov decided to see what it would take to develop a process to manually decapsulate chips. After months of work, experimentation, and trial and error, he succeeded.

Hardware

Georgia Hack Back Bill Vetoed

The bill in Georgia that would have legalized active defense measures and outlawed some security research was vetoed by the state's governor.

Legislation

The Upside of the Twitter Password Bug

The Twitter password bug caused an uproar, but the company's handling of it shows the potential value of being transparent about security.

Twitter