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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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315 articles by Fahmida Y. Rashid

FDA Wants to See a Bill of Materials for Medical Devices

The Food and Drug Administration outlines what manufacturers have to do to develop secure medical devices on the draft of its premarket guidance. The FDA laid out recommendations on what information to provide when submitting the devices for premarket approval.

Government, Medical Devices, Iot Security, Iot Vulnerabilities

How WordPress is Eliminating Old Versions From the Internet

The WordPress security team has a tough job: regularly fixing security issues found in the most popular CMS while providing users with the tools to make sure they aren't running older vulnerable code.

Application Security, Wordpress, Patching

ICS Networks Plagued By Plaintext Passwords

A new report from CyberX study shows that industrial control systems and industrial internet of things continue to struggle with devices being connected to the internet and legacy protocols exposing passwords.

Iot Security, Manufacturing Security

Applications Using Apache .htaccess at Risk for Attacks

The original vulnerability may be in a jQuery plugin, but the disconnect in how web developers use .htaccess with the Apache web server and how the server is actually configured means there are potentially more applications out there that are vulnerable to attack.

Vulnerability, Appsec, Apache

Android License Changes Raise Security Questions

Android has long been viewed as the less-secure mobile operating system compared to iOS, and Google's licensing changes to comply with the European Commission's anti-trust ruling can potentially make the ecosystem's overall security situation worse.

Android, Google, Mobile