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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

IBM Releases Open Source Encryption Toolkit

Protecting data while in use is a challenge. IBM released an open source toolkit to help developers implement fully homomorphic encryption in their applciations.

Encryption, Open Source

Malware Infects NetBeans Projects In Software Supply Chain Attack

The Octopus Scanner malware compromised 26 open source projects hosted on GitHub in a new supply chain attack targeting NetBeans projects, GitHub Security Lab said.

Supply Chain, Appdev, Github

Analysis of DNS Traffic Uncovers DDoS Attacks

Internet usage in 2020 is shaping up to be very different from how it was at the end of 2019. New DNS research from Farsight Security shows where people have been spending their time online and uncovered previously unknown distributed denial of service attacks.

Ddos, Dns

Two Years of GDPR Changed Privacy Landscape

Two years may have passed since enforcement of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation began, but regulators are just wrapping up the first wave of investigations. Change comes slowly in the realm of data privacy, and it is still too soon to try to improve the regulation.

Gdpr, Privacy

Most Applications Contain Vulnerable Open Source Libraries

Modern software development relies on open source libraries, even for those applications that are sold commercially and aren’t open source. A pair of reports from Veracode and Synopsys illustrate how these components are introducing vulnerabilities into these applications.

Open Source, Application Security, Javascript