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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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Featured Articles

282 articles by Fahmida Y. Rashid

Lab Presents: What Data Brokers Know About Users

Under California’s data privacy law, consumers can ask companies for data that has been collected about them. However, this Duo Labs research reveals how the complex web of data sharing and partnerships makes it very difficult for consumers to know who has their data, let alone what is being collected.

Labs Research, Privacy, Location Data, Ccpa

Attackers Already Exploiting BIG-IP Vulnerability

A critical vulnerability in F5 Networks’ BIG-IP networking gear is under active attack, just days after the company first announced the flaw.

Networking, Patch

Facebook Changes Developer Rules After Apps Improperly Got User Data

On the heels of yet another privacy incident where Facebook app developers received user data when they shouldn’t be, the social networking giant rolled out new terms and policies for developers.

Privacy, Software Development, Facebook

Unnamed Web Host Hit With DDoS Attack

Attackers launched a massive distributed denial-of-service against a specific website hosted by a hosting provider in early June. Not only was the 1.44 terabit-per-second DDoS attack the largest Akamai has seen to date, it was also one of the most complex to resolve.

Ddos, Cloud

Networked Devices Will Stop Working As Root Certificates Expire

As the original root certificates begin to expire, more and more networked devices, including smart devices and internet of things, will stop working. They won't be able to connect online to services unless they are updated, and that is easier said than done.

Certificate Authority