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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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Featured Articles

315 articles by Fahmida Y. Rashid

Microsoft Fixes IE Flaw Already Under Attack

Even with a regular software update cadence, some vulnerabilities are serious enough to warrant an emergency fix. Microsoft has released an out-of-band update addressing a remote code execution flaw in Internet Explorer.

Microsoft, Patch, Internet Explorer

The True Test of GDPR is Still Coming

More than six months after the European data privacy regulation went into effect, we still don’t know how effective GDPR will be at protecting data privacy.

Gdpr, Data Breaches, Privacy, Regulation

House Report Finds Equifax Picked Business Over Security

The report from the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on what happened at Equifax is case study in how a lot of small security and technology decisions can add up over time, with catastrophic results.

Data Breaches, Government

Chrome’s Anti-Abuse Feature Blocks Ads on Dodgy Sites

Chrome 71 extends the ad-blocking technology introduced last year to block advertisements on sites with "harmful experiences" on the web.

Chrome Security, Malware

Critical Kubernetes Bug Gives Anyone Full Admin Privileges

With a 9.8 rating on the Common Vulnerability Scoring System, the privilege escalation flaw in container orchestration system Kubernetes is as bad as it can get. Any user will be able to remotely gain full administrator privileges on any node in the cluster.

Vulnerability, Open Source, Patching