Sam Varghese

Sam Varghese

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A professional journalist with decades of experience, Sam for nine years used DOS and then Windows, which led him to start experimenting with GNU/Linux in 1998. Since then he has written widely about the use of both free and open source software, and the people behind the code. His personal blog is titled Irregular Expression.

Friday, 24 November 2017 11:47

US charges Iranian over HBO hack

Charges have been announced against an Iranian named Behzad Mesri over the hacking of HBO back in August and an attempt to extort the company to the tune of US$6 million.

An evaluation of 3351 individual broadband plans in 196 countries has found that Iran offers the cheapest plan, with an average cost of US$5.37 per month. Burkina Faso was the most expensive with an average of US$954.54.

Friday, 24 November 2017 09:34

Credit card data leak at DSS comes to light

Outsourcing data storage has come back to bite the Department of Social Services, with the personal details of 8500 current and former employees being available on the Web between June 2016 and October 2017.

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