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Fahmida Y. Rashid

Senior Managing Editor

Fahmida brings over a decade of IT security news reporting along with ten years of network administration and software development to Decipher.

Every security story has a human face, and her goal is to bring those stories to light. As the senior managing editor of Decipher, she will focus on ways security can impact how people live, work, and play. She enjoys working on stories that speak to those outside the security industry, highlighting the intersection of security and other technology areas. Over the years, she has seen enough to make her overzealous about her personal threat-model, but she doesn’t hold it against anyone for having a more relaxed worldview.

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154 articles by Fahmida Y. Rashid

Most DNS Traffic Pass Through Just a Few Name Servers

This is not the decentralized network we were promised. The majority of the world’s DNS transactions pass through authoritative name servers operated by less than 10 organizations, DNS Observatory found.

DNS Security, Internet

Encryption, Privacy in the Internet Trends Report

This is the single most important stat in venture capitalist Mary Meeker’s massive Internet Trends report: 87 percent of Web traffic is now encrypted. Oh, and use of secure messaging apps are on the rise.

Technology, Privacy, Security

Windows 10 Moves Closer to a Password-less World

No matter what the security zealots say, the password will never fully die. The latest version of Windows 10 is getting closer to the passwordless ideal.

Passwords, Microsoft, Windows, 2 Factor Authentication

GoldBrute Botnet Is Brute-Forcing Windows RDP

A new botnet is scanning the internet and brute-forcing Remote Desktop Protocol connections to compile a list of vulnerable hosts, usernames, and passwords.

Remote Access, Rdp, Botnet

NSA Joins Chorus Urging Speedy Patching for BlueKeep

The United States NSA urging enterprises and individuals to install the update addressing the BlueKeep vulnerability on Windows systems as soon as possible.

Patch, Microsoft, Vulnerability