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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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228 articles by Fahmida Y. Rashid

New CA Focus on EV Certs Won’t Stop Phishing

The CA Security Council's London Protocol attempts to address the problem of phishing sites with legitimate SSL/TLS certificates, but the initiative perpetuates the myth that the pricier EV certificates are more secure than DV certificates.

SSL Certificates, TLS, Encryption, Certificate Authority

New All-Female VC Fund Focuses on Cloud-Native Security

Security veteran Chenxi Wang's new venture capital fund Rain Capital plans to focus on cloud-native security services and products. Rain Capital will also seek out female and minority founders solving challenging security problems.

Cloud, Funding

Supreme Court Ruling on Location Data Leaves Open Key Questions

In a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court said law enforcement needs to obtain a search warrant before it can access historical cell phone location records, but stopped short of making a ruling on how other types of third-party data collection should be handled.

Government, Privacy, Surveillance

Misconfigured Android Devices Open for Abuse

Android Debug Bridge is a debugging interface for developers troubleshooting faulty Android devices. Unfortunately, some vendors shipped devices with Android Debug Bridge enabled, which leaves these devices open for abuse.

Android, Mobile

Encrypt Act Blocks States From Banning Encryption

A group of lawmakers from both parties have introduced a new bill in the House of Representatives that would stop states and local governments from passing laws governing encryption. This will prevent states from passing their own laws before the federal government figures out what to do.

Legislation, Encryption