Sam Varghese

Sam Varghese

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.

From time to time, people from Microsoft come up with stupid takes to divert attention from the fact that the products put out by their company are full of security holes. The tech world is chock-full of spin and Microsoft is not reluctant to indulge in it.

The US is thinking of cutting off Chinese telecommunications equipment vendor Huawei Technologies from accessing any American components, including those from Intel and Qualcomm, a report claims.

The parent company of a private defence contractor in India has been compromised by the Windows Alphv ransomware (aka BlackCat), with the group releasing a number of documents on the dark web and claiming to have stolen 2TB of data.