Sam Varghese

Sam Varghese

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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.

The infamous ransomware WannaCry, which burst on to the world stage in May 2017, is still very much alive and infecting Windows PCs, but a zipped portion appears to have gotten corrupted, preventing its encryption and ransom note creation components from working.

The American news agency Bloomberg has promoted one of the two journalists who wrote a story last year claiming that claiming that Chinese spies had corrupted the tech supply chain and installed small chips on motherboards which were supplied to the American company, Supermicro Computer. The story has been met with a storm of denial since it was published nearly a year ago, but has not been either corrected or retracted.

Smartphone maker OPPO claims its next generation of flash charge technologies — 65W SuperVOOC Fast Charge 2.0 and 30W Wireless VOOC Flash Charge — and claims this gives it the leading position in this area.

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