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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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301 articles by Fahmida Y. Rashid

Microsoft to Remove Windows Updates Using SHA-1 Hash

Microsoft strikes another nail in the SHA-1 coffin with the announcement that all updates that had been signed using SHA-1 hash will be removed from the Microsoft Download Center.

Cryptography

FBI Warns of DDoS Attacks Abusing Network Protocols

The Federal Bureau of Investigation warned in a “private industry notification” last week that attackers are increasingly using amplification techniques in distributed denial-of-service attacks. There has been an uptick in attack attempts since February, the agency’s Cyber Division said in the alert.

Ddos

EU Court Strikes Down Privacy Shield

The European Union’s Court of Justice ruling to strike down Privacy Shield means non-European companies must provide privacy controls that align with European data protection laws for European users regardless of where that information is stored or transferred.

Privacy

Wormable Flaw in Windows DNS Server Can Take Over IT Networks

DNS issues are bad news, and SigRed is among the worst: Microsoft fixes a flaw in Windows DNS Server which has a severity rating of 10 and is believed to be wormable.

Windows, Dns, Vulnerability, Patch

Lab Presents: What Data Brokers Know About Users

Under California’s data privacy law, consumers can ask companies for data that has been collected about them. However, this Duo Labs research reveals how the complex web of data sharing and partnerships makes it very difficult for consumers to know who has their data, let alone what is being collected.

Labs Research, Privacy, Location Data, Ccpa