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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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314 articles by Fahmida Y. Rashid

U.S. Dismantles Massive 3ve Click-Fraud Operation

It's a good day when law enforcement, working with industry partners like Google, Symantec and White Ops dismantle a massive operation designed to steal advertising revenue.

Internet, Fraud

Making the Case for a Botnet-Free Internet

Imagine the internet with no botnets. That's the ambitious vision, with more regulations holding more organizations accountable for botnet activities on their networks, as laid out in a Council on Foreign Relations paper.

Botnet, Internet

Apple’s T2 Chip Good for Secure Boot, Still Room for Improvement

Apple’s T2 chip on the new Macs perform a wide array of tasks to secure the machine from various hardware- and software-based attacks. The fact that the T2 chip can do so much is also potentially its weakness, as it opens up the machine’s attack surface.

Labs Research, Apple, Hardware, Firmware Security

ICT Task Force Meets to Set Supply Chain Standards

Attacks on the global supply chain—sabotaging hardware components, installing malware or backdoors in software—are stuff security nightmares are made of. The ICT Task Force, formed by the Department of Homeland Security, meets to help companies manage their risk.

Supply Chain, Government

Chip-Based Credit Cards Did Not Stop Payment Card Fraud

Three years ago, the United States shifted to chip-enabled credit and debit cards. The big promise was that chip cards would reduce payment card fraud. While that is mostly true, millions of chip-cards are still getting stolen because some merchants haven't made the switch.

Finance Security, Payment Card Breach