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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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224 articles by Fahmida Y. Rashid

Microsoft Patches Flaw in Windows Cryptography Component

Microsoft fixed a vulnerability in a cryptography component used by Windows 10 and Windows Server. If exploited, attackers would be able to pass off malicious software as legitimate, thus undermining digital trust.

Patch, Microsoft

Industry Groups Don’t Like Commerce Department’s Supply Chain Security Rules

Multiple business groups have pushed back on the Department of Commerce's proposed supply chain rules on information and communications technology supply chain security due to vague language and undefined scope.

Supply Chain, Government

Microsoft Mines Events Logs for RDP Brute-Force Attacks

Microsoft looked at Windows Events Log to understand what RDP brute-force attacks looked like in the enterprise, and found that attackers frequently space out the login attempts over several days to avoid detection.

Rdp, Malware, Remote Access Attacks

Lawmakers Ask FCC to Do Something About SIM Swapping

Criminals can bypass two-factor authentication and hijack user accounts by simply convincing a mobile carrier to swap SIM cards for a phone number. A group of Senators and Representatives are asking the FCC to protect consumers from these kinds of scams.

Government, Mobile Security

MITRE Adds ICS-Specific Techniques to ATT&CK Framework

MITRE adds information about threat groups, malware, and techniques used by adversaries in attacks against industrial control systems in its ATT&CK framework.

Critical Infrastructure Security