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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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212 articles by Fahmida Y. Rashid

Older Bugs in Software Add to Security Debt

In the rush to fix newer vulnerabilities, the older ones are left unaddressed. The resulting security debt increases the organization's risk of a breach, Veracode warned.

Application Security, AppDev, Appsec, Software Security, Software Development

Malwarebytes Connects Magecart Group to Carbanak

Researchers have linked the Magecart group known for its supply-chain attacks to Cabanak, an advanced threat group.

Website Security, Supply Chain, Magecart

FTC to Developers: Get Consent

The FTC action against a developer of "stalking" apps emphasized that installing an app that hid its presence on the device and didn't notify the user what it was doing was against the law.

Privacy, Government, AppDev

Microsoft’s Secured-core PC Takes Aim at Firmware Attacks

Microsoft's Secured-core PC initiative is a partnership with OEM partners (including HP and Dell), silicon vendors (such as Intel, AMD, and Qualcomm) to provide deeply integrated hardware, firmware and software that can withstand firmware-based attacks.

Hardware, Windows, Microsoft, Firmware Security

Prices for Attack Tools on Dark Web Forums Remain Stagnant

Flashpoint analysts look at Dark Web marketplaces and see that prices have not changed all that much in two years.

Cybercrime