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 group from the University of Minnesota has come in for a tongue-lashing from the normally mild-mannered Linux developer Greg Kroah-Hartman, the maintainer of the stable kernel.
Expenditure on security hardware, services and software in the Asia-Pacific region, excluding Japan, is forecast to reach US$23.1 billion (A$29.8 billion) this year, the technology research firm IDC says, adding that this would represent a rise of 12.6% year-on-year.
Search giant Google has been forced to patch yet another zero-day in its Chrome browser, the fourth this year, but the company has not provided any indicators of compromise or other details n its advisory.
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