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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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299 articles by Fahmida Y. Rashid

House Passes IoT Security Bill

The House of Representatives has unanimously passed a bipartisan bill setting minimum security requirements for Internet of Things devices connected to federal networks. The next step: get the Senate to vote on its version of the bill.

Iot Security

Attackers Verify O365 Credentials On Azure AD

Attackers are cross-checking stolen Office 365 credentials on Azure Active Directory in real-time after victims type them into a malicious phishing page, researchers from Armorblox said.

Phishing, Office 365, Azure, Azure Ad, Active Directory

Attackers Use Cloud Tool to Target Docker, Kubernetes

An attack group TeamTNT is using Weave Scope, an open source cloud monitoring and control tool to compromise Docker and Kubernetes instances as part of a cryptocurrency mining operation, security company Intezer said.

Cloud, Kubernetes, Docker

Traditional is Best When Converting Stolen Money to Clean Cash

SWIFT and BAE Systems analyzed the web of businesses, money mules, and intermediate accounts used to transfer stolen money around the world until it becomes hard to trace.

Cybercrime, Financial Services, Cryptocurrency

UK Says Children’s Apps Must Have Built-in Privacy

New rules from the United Kingdom's Information Commissioner's took effect requiring office apps, social media platforms and online games specifically targeted at children to be designed with privacy in mind. Violators will be fined 4 percent of total revenue.

Privacy, Gdpr