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Fahmida Y. Rashid

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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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352 articles by Fahmida Y. Rashid

A Note to All the Holiday IT Folks

The next time you are asked to weigh in on tech questions, turn them into learning opportunities. Share information security awareness over appetizers and privacy knowledge over dessert. Make your corner of the world just a little bit more secure.

Security Awareness, User Education, Security Training

Misconfigured Backup Servers Potentially Exposing Data

Project Sonar data reveals that thousands of rsync servers on the internet do not require authentication, potentially exposing the files and servers stored on those servers to anyone curious enough to take a look.

Networking, Data Protection, Server Security

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 customer story in how a lot of small security and technology decisions can add up over time, with catastrophic results.

Data Breaches, Government