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."

Annual Verizon security report says sloppiness causes most data breaches

McAfee: Wave of Shamoon cyberattacks coordinated by a single group

McAfee: Wave of Shamoon cyberattacks coordinated by a single group

The campaigns are bigger and more sophisticated, and they're causing far more damage as the attackers learn new techniques and collaborate with other groups

Google zero-trust security framework goes beyond passwords

Google zero-trust security framework goes beyond passwords

Google outlines how BeyondCorp determines whether a device should be allowed to access an application in a perimeter-less network environment

Buggy open source components still dog dev teams

Buggy open source components still dog dev teams

You can write the best code in the world, but if you use vulnerable libraries and frameworks, you're introducing serious security problems to your application

Don't get bit by zombie cloud data

Don't get bit by zombie cloud data

Data you thought you had deleted from the cloud can come back to haunt you. Get to know your provider’s data deletion policy

Cybercriminals prefer to chat over Skype

Cybercriminals prefer to chat over Skype

Cybercriminals don’t operate in the Dark Web only; they also rely on popular communications software such as Skype, WhatsApp, Jabber, and Signal

Shadow Brokers lessons: First, don’t panic

Shadow Brokers lessons: First, don’t panic

If you're worried about zero-days and hacking tools but not outdated software and obsolete systems in your network, then you're doing security wrong

Google tinkers with Android O to foil ransomware

Google tinkers with Android O to foil ransomware

Android O has specific elements to make it harder for ransomware to get a foothold on the device

DDoS attacks abusing exposed LDAP servers on the rise

DDoS attacks abusing exposed LDAP servers on the rise

A pair of advisories from Ixia and Akamai illustrate how DDoS attackers can abuse legitimate protocols to launch ever larger reflection attacks

Shadow Brokers dump contained Solaris hacking tools

Shadow Brokers dump contained Solaris hacking tools

The tools would let attackers remotely take over any Solaris system around the world

Clean up your DNS act or get pwned like this bank

Clean up your DNS act or get pwned like this bank

The key takeaway from the massive heist at a Brazilian bank is what security experts have been saying for years: secure DNS

Trust issues: Know the limits of SSL certificates

Trust issues: Know the limits of SSL certificates

All SSL certs are not created equal, and web browsers make matters worse by not clearly showing what security you’re actually getting

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