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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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284 articles by Fahmida Y. Rashid

Hacking Medical Devices to Hijack Secure Facilities

Security researchers have demonstrated in the past how implanted medical devices such as insulin pumps and pacemakers can be compromised. A team from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University investigated how these devices could be used to compromise secure facilities used to work on classified information.

Black Hat, Medical Devices

Lawmakers Ask FTC to Investigate Data Brokers

A group of Congressional lawmakers urged the Federal Trade Commission to investigate ad-tech companies and data brokers who collect and sell consumers’ personal information.

Ftc, Data Privacy

Criminals Find a Way to Clone EMV Cards

The shift from payment cards with magnetic stripes to EMV chips was supposed to stomp out card cloning, except cybercriminals appear to have figured out a workaround.

Finance, Bank Security, Pci Dss

Microsoft to Remove Windows Updates Using SHA-1 Hash

Microsoft strikes another nail in the SHA-1 coffin with the announcement that all updates that had been signed using SHA-1 hash will be removed from the Microsoft Download Center.

Cryptography

FBI Warns of DDoS Attacks Abusing Network Protocols

The Federal Bureau of Investigation warned in a “private industry notification” last week that attackers are increasingly using amplification techniques in distributed denial-of-service attacks. There has been an uptick in attack attempts since February, the agency’s Cyber Division said in the alert.

Ddos