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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

New CacheOut Attack Impacts Latest Intel Chips

Researchers have identified yet another speculative execution attack method against Intel processors.

Hardware, Intel, Spectre

Interpol Arrests Possible Magecart Attackers in Indonesia

Three people arrested in Indonesia for using web skimmers to steal payment card details from websites may be linked to one of the groups operating under the Magecart umbrella.

Magecart, Cybercrime

Senators Propose Cybersecurity Coordinators for Every State

A bipartisan group of Senators are interested in establishing a cybersecurity leader for each state in order to increase the states' abilities to respond to cyberattacks.

Government, Incident Response, Ransomware, Legislation

Ransomware Attacks Factory Honeypot

The latest investigation by Trend Micro Research observed multiple instances of fraud and ransomware attacks on networks with industrial control systems. For these organizations, sophisticated malware like Stuxnet and Triton aren't their biggest headaches.

Manufacturing Security, Critical Infrastructure Security

Microsoft Patches Flaw in Windows Cryptography Component

Microsoft fixed a vulnerability in a cryptography component used by Windows 10 and Windows Server. If exploited, attackers would be able to pass off malicious software as legitimate, thus undermining digital trust.

Patch, Microsoft