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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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324 articles by Fahmida Y. Rashid

Encrypt Act Blocks States From Banning Encryption

A group of lawmakers from both parties have introduced a new bill in the House of Representatives that would stop states and local governments from passing laws governing encryption. This will prevent states from passing their own laws before the federal government figures out what to do.

Legislation, Encryption

Why Facebook Shared Data with Device Makers

The latest brouhaha over Facebook's data-sharing practices highlights how critical APIs have become to modern development, and how important it is to restrict how much data can be accessed through these interfaces.

Privacy, Api, Facebook

Botnet Report Calls for IoT Security, More Awareness

The long-awaited report from the Departments of Commerce and Homeland Security called on the industry to improve IoT security, to develop better anti-DDoS technologies, and educate users about botnets. Regulation is not mentioned...yet.

Government, Iot Security

Hacker History: The Time Charlie and Chris Hacked a Jeep Cherokee

Let's go back to 2015 in this animated Hacker History, when hackers Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek teamed up to show the world how the latest infotainment features in automobiles can be used to remotely hijack the car.

Hacker History, Car Hacking, Security Research

Expect More Spectre, Meltdown Variants Until Updated Chips Arrive

After Meltdown and Spectre, many researchers warned that increased scrutiny on side-channel meant more attacks will be found, so the discovery of "Variant 4" is not a surprise. More variants will be found as chip makers update their designs over the next few years to fix the issues.

Hardware, Security Processor, Vulnerability