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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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276 articles by Fahmida Y. Rashid

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

Attackers Prefer Cheap and Easy-to-Find RDP Attack Tools

For many criminals, the fact that they can just buy remote desktop protocol (RDP) credentials means they don’t need to spend the time trying to develop their own attacks. With RDP, the network is their oyster.

Windows Security, Remote Access Attacks

No Sleep for Computers: Cold Boot Attacks are Back

F-Secure researchers found that modifying the hardware on modern computers make them susceptible to “cold boot” attacks where passwords and encryption keys can be harvested from memory. Hibernate or power off. Don't put the computer in sleep mode.

Hardware, Vulnerability

Data Breaches Have Long-Term Impact on Stock Price

A data breach disrupts day-to-day operations and can hurt the company’s reputation, but the fact that stock prices bounce back pretty quickly makes it seem like the stock market doesn't penalize the company. Analysis by UK-based Comparitech found that long-term impact on the company’s stock performance after a breach.

Data Breaches, Ciso

US Calls Out North Korea for Sony, Bangladesh Bank, WannaCry Attacks

The United States Department of Justice has charged a North Korean programmer for taking part in the attacks as part of its strategy to call out nation-state attackers. While there is no chance of US law enforcement ever making the arrest, the complaint is a way for the government to respond to damaging nation-state sponsored attacks.

Government, Hackers