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."

Google kills SHA-1 with successful collision attack

How to scrub your private data from 'people finder' sites

How to scrub your private data from 'people finder' sites

The internet has your number—among many other deets. Prevent identity theft and doxxing by erasing yourself from aggregator sites like Spokeo and PeekYou

Netflix Stethoscope gives users a BYOD security checkup

Netflix Stethoscope gives users a BYOD security checkup

The IT-compiled web application provides users a personalized list of security recommendations for their own computers, smartphones, and tablets

The real problem with the security industry

The real problem with the security industry

What we learned at the RSA Conference: The security industry is failing its task of keeping users and information safe because it refuses to play well with others

5 open source security tools too good to ignore

5 open source security tools too good to ignore

Look to these clever open source tools to keep secrets out of source code, identify malicious files, block malicious processes, and keep endpoints safe

Infrastructure under attack: The next ransomware wave

Infrastructure under attack: The next ransomware wave

At RSA, Georgia Tech researchers showed that industrial control systems could be exploited to launch a ransomware attack capable of holding a water treatment facility hostage

RSA Conference preview: The agenda can't keep up

RSA Conference preview: The agenda can't keep up

The latest, scariest, most sophisticated threats are too fresh for the RSA Conference to cover, but the real value will be great info on how to be a better defender

Why 2017 will be the worst year ever for security

Why 2017 will be the worst year ever for security

High-profile breaches are the tip of the iceberg. Many have never been detected or disclosed -- and without major infrastructure changes, it'll only get worse

Facebook, GitHub team up to better secure password resets

Facebook, GitHub team up to better secure password resets

With the Delegated Recovery protocol, GitHub users will be able to reset their passwords using their Facebook accounts

Google moves into the Certificate Authority business

Google moves into the Certificate Authority business

Google doesn't seem to trust the current system, as it has launched its own security certificates

OpenSSL issues new patches as Heartbleed still lurks

OpenSSL issues new patches as Heartbleed still lurks

The latest OpenSSL update may only address moderate-severity vulnerabilities, but admins shouldn't get lax about staying current with the patches

Facebook taps FIDO U2F for stronger login security

Facebook taps FIDO U2F for stronger login security

Facebook joins Google, Salesforce, GitHub, Dashlane, and Dropbox in supporting FIDO U2F to help prevent attackers from hacking user accounts

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