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.

A software management agent silently installed by Microsoft's cloud platform Azure on Linux VMs has a number of remote code execution and local privilege escalation flaws, security firm Wiz.io has revealed.

Microsoft has released patches for two zero-day vulnerabilities, along with patches for 84 other flaws in its products, including Microsoft Edge.

Cyber-security incidents reported by victims fell during the 2020-21 financial year, the Australian Cyber Security Centre says in its annual threat report, adding that there was also a drop in the most severe types of incidents.

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