Sam Varghese

Sam Varghese

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Sam Varghese has been writing for iTWire since 2006, a year after the site came into existence. For nearly a decade thereafter, he wrote mostly about free and open source software, based on his own use of this genre of software. Since May 2016, he has been writing across many areas of technology. He has been a journalist for nearly 40 years in India (Indian Express and Deccan Herald), the UAE (Khaleej Times) and Australia (Daily Commercial News (now defunct) and The Age). His personal blog is titled Irregular Expression.

Android malware that sidesteps the measures introduced by Google in March, to restrict the use of SMS and Call Log permissions and thus prevent credential-stealing apps from abusing these permissions and bypassing SMS-based two-factor authentication, has been discovered by Slovakian security firm ESET.

Laptops made by Chinese telecommunications equipment vendor Huawei Technologies have reappeared in the Microsoft Online Store, a little less than a month after they disappeared en masse in the wake of a US ban on the Chinese firm.

The Australian Catholic University has been hit by a data breach, with the attacker(s) using a phishing email to trick users into revealing their credentials on a fake ACU login page.

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