Fahmida Y. Rashid

Senior Writer

Fahmida Y. Rashid is a senior writer at InfoWorld, focused on the information security beat. Before joining InfoWorld, she wrote about networking and security for various technology publications, including eWeek, PC Magazine, Dark Reading, and CRN. She also spent years as an IT administrator, software developer, and data analyst. "I, for one, welcome our new computer overlords."

Oracle to Java devs: Stop signing JAR files with MD5

Google ventures into public key encryption

Google ventures into public key encryption

Google's Key Transparency project offers a model of a public lookup service for encryption keys

Google Cloud Platform finally offers key management service

Google Cloud Platform finally offers key management service

Google prides itself on its encryption efforts, but it lags behind Amazon and Microsoft in providing encryption tools for the cloud

Pay the ransom? You won't get your data back

Pay the ransom? You won't get your data back

Admins, act now to avoid ransomware and other forms of extortion -- you won't likely get your data back even when you pay

Git Hound, Truffle Hog root out GitHub leaks

Git Hound, Truffle Hog root out GitHub leaks

The two open source tools check for cyptographic keys and other sensitive information in code saved on GitHub and offers warnings if secrets are at risk

MongoDB ransomware attacks sign criminals are going after servers, applications

MongoDB ransomware attacks sign criminals are going after servers, applications

Ransomware is lucrative, and attackers looking for new ways to extort enterprises are going after data stored on web and app servers, even SaaS apps

Open source server simplifies HTTPS, security certificates

Open source server simplifies HTTPS, security certificates

Forget expired TLS certificates; the lightweight Caddy web server handles Let's Encrypt certificates and redirects HTTP traffic by default

A lesson from network outages: Redundancy matters

A lesson from network outages: Redundancy matters

Redundancy is important for infrastructure and third-party providers, not applications and internal services alone

5 signs we're finally getting our act together on security

5 signs we're finally getting our act together on security

Despite all the bad news in information security in 2016, some positive developments may finally shift momentum

Encryption in 2016: Small victories add up

Encryption in 2016: Small victories add up

The move from SHA-1 to SHA-2, a Congressional victory over backdoors, and the rise of encrypted communications are leading us toward a more secure world

Exim gives Linux admins a security fix for Christmas

Exim gives Linux admins a security fix for Christmas

The timing is terrible, but Exim tried, and failed, to change the release date

Job seekers: Make diversity in tech work for you

Job seekers: Make diversity in tech work for you

A Q&A with Alex Kassirer of Flashpoint covers diversity from the employee's perspective

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