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.

Ransomware operators are catholic in their approach to breaking into businesses, and the size of a business really appears to be of no import. A good example of this is the compromise last week of a small businessman from Ohio whose annual turnover is barely US$150,000 (A$194,687).

SITA, the communications and technology vendor for 90% of the world's airlines, has suffered a breach involving data that was stored on SITA Passenger Service System servers, the company says in a public statement.

Avoiding processors that suffer from the Spectre vulnerability will, in some cases, mean that one has to buy a new CPU, a senior Linux systems administrator says.

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