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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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270 articles by Fahmida Y. Rashid

Don’t Skip User Authentication on MDM Even With Apple’s DEP

Duo Labs researchers discovered that Apple was using serial numbers to authenticate devices with its Device Enrollment Program (DEP). If organizations treat DEP as a trust broker and assume DEP-registered devices are trusted, they expose themselves to a variety of risks, including rogue devices receiving internal network configuration settings.

Apple, Labs Research, Duo Labs, Mdm

Google Chrome Sign-in Change is Surprising. Is It a Deal-Breaker?

The privacy questions raised by Google's recent changes in how Chrome handles user login, but that doesn't necessarily mean the changes are nefarious.

Google, Privacy

Getting Closer to a Surveillance-Free Internet

Cloudflare has been working with the likes of Google, Mozilla, Fastly and Apple to make it harder for ISPs and other network operators from being able to see what sites users are visiting. Cloudflare has rolled out ESNI on its systems to see how well the experimental technical specification works to hide user activity online.

Internet, Https

Magecart Group Refines Attacks, Nabs More Sites

The list of Magecart victims gets longer as the attack group optimizes its attack code and modifies its methods to steal payment card information from unsuspecting shoppers. What's a website owner to do?

Data Breaches, Website Security, Supply Chain, Magecart

One Year After Equifax: New Credit Freezes

A year after the massive data breach rocked Equifax, there has been some incremental changes: new state regulations and a federal law for credit freezes. What more needs to happen to get significant improvements in data security and digital privacy?

Data Breaches, Finance Security