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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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178 articles by Fahmida Y. Rashid

GDPR Impact Lies in Big Fines, Process Changes

While European regulators are showing they are serious about the new privacy and data security regulations as they slap hefty fines against Marriott and British Airways for not properly safeguarding consumer data, fines aren’t the only way GDPR has changed how organizations view online privacy and data security.

Data Privacy, Regulation, General Data Protection Regulation

No Public BlueKeep Exploit Yet, But Clock is Ticking

A public exploit for BlueKeep has not yet been released, but a number of researchers have developed proofs-of-concept exploiting the Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) vulnerability. Time may be running out for organizations that have still not applied Microsoft's patch.

Patching, Microsoft, Malware, Windows

Google Cloud Takes Chronicle, Future of VirusTotal Murky

Google is bringing Chronicle back home and will integrate the enterprise security startup into its Google Cloud security portfolio. Whether VirusTotal will remain as a stand-alone service is currently unknown.

Google, Enterprise Security

Google Makes Encrypted DNS Generally Available

The “general availability” of Google’s Public DNS-over-HTTPS service brings us closer to a world where all online communications, including DNS requesoverare encrypted by default.

DNS Security, Internet

Thieves Switching to Shimmers to Steal from ATMs

As chip-based payment cards become the norm, criminals are shifting tactics to use shimmers rather than skimmers to steal money from automated teller machines, Flashpoint said.

Finance