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."

5 open source security tools too good to ignore

Oracle to Java devs: Stop signing JAR files with MD5

Oracle to Java devs: Stop signing JAR files with MD5

Starting in April, if a JAR file is signed with MD5, Oracle will treat it as unsigned

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

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 2016, trends suggest the year ahead could be a tipping point for information security

Google open-sources test suite to find crypto bugs

Google open-sources test suite to find crypto bugs

Developers can use Project Wycheproof to test cryptographic algorithms against a library of known attacks to uncover potential weaknesses

10 AWS security blunders and how to avoid them

10 AWS security blunders and how to avoid them

Amazon Web Services is easy to work with -- but can easily compromise your environment with a single mistake

Buggy components still dog Java apps

Buggy components still dog Java apps

Your Java coding chops don't matter much if your go-to third-party libraries and open source frameworks are outdated and have known vulnerabilities

Monster Oracle update patches database, Java

Monster Oracle update patches database, Java

Oracle's Critical Patch Updates keep getting bigger. The database giant addressed a number of remotely exploitable flaws in Java, MySQL, and Oracle Database this quarter

Google squashes another Mediaserver bug in Android

Google squashes another Mediaserver bug in Android

Google's monthly security update included a patch for a Stagefright-like vulnerability that could crash Android devices by loading a JPEG file

Want secure code? Give devs the right tools

Want secure code? Give devs the right tools

With the appropriate tools and environments, developers can take the first step forward in safeguarding app security

The advanced security techniques of criminal hackers

The advanced security techniques of criminal hackers

InfoWorld talks with Digital Shadows' Rick Holland about the security tools hackers use to protect themselves while ripping you off

Do developers really care about security?

Do developers really care about security?

InfoWorld talks with GitHub's Jamesha Fisher about the cultural shifts necessary for baking security early into the devops process

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