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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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215 articles by Fahmida Y. Rashid

Time, Not Money, Kills Bugs

The measure of a bug bounty program's success is not how much researchers were paid, but how the organization handled the volume of new reports. GitLab's James Ritchey share some of the lessons learned in the company's first year of the public bug bounty program.

Bug Bounty, Gitlab

Maze Turns Ransomware Incidents into Data Breaches

Maze ransomware, which infected Pensacola, Florida, exfiltrates the data to a remote server before encrypting the local copies in order to force victims to pay the ransom. The group threatens to publicly release the files if the victims don't pay.

Ransomware, Data Breaches

Buggy Ryuk Tool Corrupts Data Files After Ransomware Infection

A bug in the Ryuk ransomware’s decryptor tool means some files get corrupted during the recovery process. The victim doesn’t get all the files back, even after paying the ransom demand.

Ransomware

Contract for Web Can’t Fix Privacy Problems If Security Isn’t Included

As the inventor of the World Wide Web, Tim Berners-Lee proposed the [Contract for the Web](https://contractfortheweb.org/) as a way to address problems such as misinformation, mass surveillance and censorship online, but the list is not a realistic blueprint for action.

Internet, Privacy

Congress Proposes a Promising New Privacy Bill

The ranking Democrat on a Senate Commerce Committee has unveiled a new digital privacy bill that would strengthen the FTC’s enforcement powers over tech companies.

Privacy, Legislation, Government