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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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315 articles by Fahmida Y. Rashid

KashmirBlack Botnet Targets Unpatched CMS Software

The KashmirBlack botnet exploits multiple flaws in popular content management systems (CMS) is behind millions of attacks per day, including mining for cryptocurrency, redirecting website traffic to spam sites, and defacing websites, Imperva said.

Botnet

Microsoft Continues Dismantling Trickbot

Talk about a Whack-a-Mole Operation. Microsoft tries to disable Trickbot command-and-control servers faster than botnet operators can rebuild new infrastructure.

Botnet

Enterprises Should Fix These 25 Flaws

Enterprise IT staff should prioritize fixing the flaws listed in the Top 25 list of most commonly targeted vulnerabilities released by the United States National Security Agency.

Vulnerability, Patch

British Airways GDPR Fine Lower Than Expected

Citing the pandemic, the United Kingdom privacy watchdog dramatically reduced the fine against British Airways for its 2018 data breach.

Gdpr, Data Breaches

FCC Will Clarify Section 230 Rules on Content Moderation

The decision by the FCC to clarify the meaning of the Communications Act's Section 230 could affect the legal protections technology companies currently have regarding user-generated content.

Internet, Government, Disinformation