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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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224 articles by Fahmida Y. Rashid

A Sovereign Internet Will Not Combat Cybercrime

The United Nations General Assembly will vote on a Russia- and China-backed resolution that claims to give governments tools to fight cybercrime. What it will actually do if it becomes a treaty, is allow governments to establish a sovereign Internet where they have full control of their country's Internet and monitor all activities.

Internet, Government, Surveillance

Americans Don’t See Benefits of Data Collection

Eight out of every 10 adults in the United States worry they cannot control how information about them is being used, found a new study from the Pew Research Center. A equal number of them don't think the rewards of personalized and customized services are worth it.

Privacy

Firms Increasingly Affected by Breaches at Other Organizations

The world is more interconnected than ever, and that network of dependencies means when an organization experiences a security incident, so do other downstream organizations in the supply chain, Cyentia Insitute said in its latest analysis.

Supply Chain, Risk Management

TLS Delegated Credentials to Protect Private Keys on Web Servers

Mozilla, Firefox, and Cloudflare team up to tackle a specific TLS security problem: what to do in CDN and large web deployments where the private key has to be installed on every web server. Delegated credentials are short-lived TLS private keys that are generated by the web server.

TLS, SSL

Macs Storing Copies of Encrypted Messages from Apple Mail

The Apple Mail app on the most recent Macs appear to be storing copies of encrypted emails in plaintext, an Apple IT specialist found. There is a way to turn this off, temporarily.

MacOS, Apple