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.
Australia's big ISPs have danced around a trial balloon launched by Dan Tehan, the Minister assisting the Prime Minister on Cyber Security, suggesting that the government may make ISPs responsible for blocking malware.
Two of America's spy agencies, the CIA and the FBI, have launched a bid to try and discover who leaked a massive load of documents — which has been labelled Vault 7 and released in drips since 7 March — to WikiLeaks.
More than three months after being informed about remotely exploitable vulnerabilities in 25 router models, Linksys is yet to issue patches to remedy them.