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.
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.
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.
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.
FireEye has released PwnAuth, an open source tool designed to help security professionals test their organization's ability to detect and respond to attacks abusing OAuth.
How do enterprises figure out which security flaws to fix first? Research shows common vulnerability management and remediation strategies are no better than random guesses. Trying to predict which flaws will be exploited and fixing those is a better use of the security teams's time.