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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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253 articles by Fahmida Y. Rashid

Malware Backdoor Campaign Targets Financial Services

An attack campaign has targeted financial services using a new type of backdoor since early January, FireEye said.

Backdoors, Malware, Financial Institutions

Maybe FCC Will Punish Mobile Carriers That Sold Location Data

While FCC chairman Ajit Pai said at least one wireless carrier sold location data in violation of federal law, it is far from clear whether the offending entity will face any penalties.

Government, Privacy, Geolocation

Make It Harder to Phish One-Time Passcodes Sent Over SMS

A proposal that would standardize the format of SMS messages being used in two-factor authentication schemes has a simple goal: make users relying on those one-time passcodes less susceptible to phishing attacks.

Sms, Sms 2fa, 2 Factor Authentication, 2fa, Browser Security, Phishing

Enterprise Laptops Still Vulnerable to Memory Attacks

Attackers can exploit vulnerabilities in how laptops use memory to force the machine to execute unauthorized code while it is booting up, giving them unauthorized privileges and access to information, researchers said.

Hardware

Mozilla, Google Crack Down on Malicious Browser Extensions

Google and Mozilla over the past few weeks have taken steps to remove problematic extensions and add-ons that steal user data and execute remote code.

Browser Security