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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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248 articles by Fahmida Y. Rashid

DoJ on Criminal Marketplaces and Not Breaking the Law

Security researchers, law enforcement, and analysts lurk in criminal marketplaces and forums collecting information which may indicate a possible data breach or data theft. It’s a tricky balancing act—blending in among criminals while not engaging in criminal activity that could get them arrested.

Government, Cybercrime, Penetration Testing

Changes in Kernel Code Created New Security Bugs in Android Devices

Code changes intended to prevent attacks can wind up creating even more security issus, Google Project Zero warned.

Android

Microsoft Pulls Buggy UEFI Security Update

Microsoft has removed the Windows security update addressing issues with third-party boot managers after users complained the updates caused their systems to stop working.

Microsoft, Hardware, Windows

Sale of Corp.com Can Expose Corporate Data

Depending on who winds up buying corp.com, administrators with Active Directory in their networks may wind up with sensitive information unexpectedly leaving the network. Now is the time to check the configuration to make sure they are not using the domain internally.

Dns Security, Active Directory Domain Services, Internet

Browsers Will Block Sites Using Old Versions of TLS

Starting in March 2020, all the major web browsers—Firefox, Chrome, Safari, and Edge—will display warnings when users visit websites that only support Transport Layer Security (TLS) versions 1.0 or 1.1. Users will be unable to visit those sites.

Tls, Browser Security, Ssl Security