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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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352 articles by Fahmida Y. Rashid

Privacy Prevails at the Ballot Box

For many voters, Election Day in the United States was more than just about voting for government officials such as the president, lawmakers, judges, and sheriffs. They were also asked to weigh in on referendums, new state laws, and amendments to the state constitution.

Government

UK Regulator Tells Experian to Change Data Processing Practices

The United Kingdom’s Information Commissioner’s Office issued an enforcement notice against Experian last week, ordering the company to make “fundamental changes” to how it handles consumer data.

Gdpr, Privacy

KashmirBlack Botnet Targets Unpatched CMS Software

The KashmirBlack botnet exploits multiple flaws in popular content management systems (CMS) is behind millions of attacks per day, including mining for cryptocurrency, redirecting website traffic to spam sites, and defacing websites, Imperva said.

Botnet

Microsoft Continues Dismantling Trickbot

Talk about a Whack-a-Mole Operation. Microsoft tries to disable Trickbot command-and-control servers faster than botnet operators can rebuild new infrastructure.

Botnet

Enterprises Should Fix These 25 Flaws

Enterprise IT staff should prioritize fixing the flaws listed in the Top 25 list of most commonly targeted vulnerabilities released by the United States National Security Agency.

Vulnerability, Patch