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Fahmida Y. Rashid

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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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352 articles by Fahmida Y. Rashid

FBI Director Urges More Cooperation, Relationships

The Federal Bureau of Investigation has been beating the public-private sector cooperation drum for several years now, and FBI director Christopher Wray stuck to that theme during his talk at Fordham University’s International Conference on Cyber Security.

Fbi, Information Sharing, Threat Intelligence

Google Promises Advertises Can Test No-Cookie Tech

Google said tests show that the new technology to replace third-party cookies doesn't impact ad revenue, but didn't provide more details on how it would enhance user privacy.

Privacy, Google

Sudo Flaw Gives Linux Users Root Access

Researchers from Qualys uncovered a major vulnerability in an application that allows administrators to delegate limited root access to regular users. While most major Linux distributions have released fixed versions of sudo, administrators still have to verify their systems are protected.

Linux, Vulnerability

Cybercriminals Target Vaccine Supply Chain

Over the last year, cybercriminals adjusted their attack tactics with new developments with the COVID-19 pandemic. With attention now on developing and distributing the vaccine for the novel coronavirus, attackers have shifted their focus to target the vaccine supply chain.

Supply Chain, Cybercrime

EU Regulators Issued Larger GDPR Fines in 2020

The European Union’s data protection authorities have been flexing their regulatory powers under the General Data Protection Regulation over the past year, increasingly imposing larger fines and other enforcement actions.

Gdpr