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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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338 articles by Fahmida Y. Rashid

Data Shows More Exploits Are Being Published on GitHub

From a vulnerability management perspective, it makes sense for defenders to be aware of which vulnerabilities have publicly available exploit code. Increasingly, much of that code is beginning to appear on GitHub.

Vulnerabilities

Torvalds Favors Memory Protections in AMD Chips

Linux creator Linus Torvalds prefers AMD processors because of the chip company's unofficial support for ECC memory, something Intel has chosen not to offer for its non-server processors.

Hardware

Ransomware Task Force to Figure Out How To Fight Ransomware

A group of security and technology vendors, non-profit groups, and other organizations have formed a coalition to tackle the impact of ransomware on various industry sectors such as government, education, healthcare, and other critical verticals. The Ransomware Task Force will release a standard framework addressing how to deal with attacks.

Ransomware

Malicious Code Found in Package Repositories

Attackers have increasingly targeted the software supply chain by populating package managers such as RubyGems and npm with malicious code.

Software Security, Open Source

Decipher Library: Holiday Edition

The editors of Decipher have put together a list of books, technical and otherwise, you can enjoy during a well-deserved holiday break.

Books