Juha Saarinen

Juha Saarinen has been covering the technology sector since the mid-1990s for publications around the world. He has been writing for iTnews since 2010 and also contributes to the New Zealand Herald, the Guardian and Wired's Threat Level section. He is based in Auckland, New Zealand. Google

Recent articles by Juha Saarinen

OpenSSL users urged to patch high-severity holes

OpenSSL users urged to patch high-severity holes

Could be used for MitM attacks, remote code execution.
May 4 2016 9:28AM
Multiple critical Android flaws patched in May security update

Multiple critical Android flaws patched in May security update

Severity rating system revised.
May 3 2016 9:47AM
Fake DDoS blackmailers posing as Lizard Squad

Fake DDoS blackmailers posing as Lizard Squad

"Armada Collective" emails disappear.
May 2 2016 9:15AM
NEC snags CrimTrac biometrics ID deal

NEC snags CrimTrac biometrics ID deal

Incumbent Morpho ousted.
May 2 2016 6:35AM
Dump software patents, allow geoblocking bypass: Productivity Commission

Dump software patents, allow geoblocking bypass: Productivity Commission

Australia's intellectual property regime needs wide overhaul.
Apr 29 2016 12:27PM
British govt eyes off blockchain for data integrity

British govt eyes off blockchain for data integrity

Distributed ledgers for state grants, overseas aid.
Apr 29 2016 6:45AM
ANZ first out of the gate with Apple Pay in Australia

ANZ first out of the gate with Apple Pay in Australia

Available to 5 million customers from day one.
Apr 28 2016 6:45AM
Australia's new cyber security policy must consider past mistakes

Australia's new cyber security policy must consider past mistakes

[Blog post] Cyberspace won't be secure until legacy problems are sorted out.
Apr 26 2016 2:30PM
DDoS blackmailers scare users with empty threats

DDoS blackmailers scare users with empty threats

'Armada Collective' emails dupe recipients.
Apr 26 2016 9:03AM
Attackers use Hacking Team exploit to drop ransomware

Attackers use Hacking Team exploit to drop ransomware

Around a quarter of older Android devices at risk.
Apr 26 2016 6:44AM
Researcher finds backdoor on Facebook server

Researcher finds backdoor on Facebook server

Staffer passwords captured and copied.
Apr 22 2016 11:00AM
British spy agencies' secret mass surveillance revealed

British spy agencies' secret mass surveillance revealed

"Bulk personal datasets" could contain all recorded data on an individual.
Apr 22 2016 6:36AM
Telstra buys multi-million-dollar stake in open source developer

Telstra buys multi-million-dollar stake in open source developer

Nginx gets a $10.3 million shot in the arm.
Apr 21 2016 10:39AM
How a lone hacker cracked Hacking Team

How a lone hacker cracked Hacking Team

'DIY guide' details long, well-planned attack.
Apr 19 2016 9:14AM
AuDA to allow direct registrations in .au

AuDA to allow direct registrations in .au

Domainname.au registrations coming up.
Apr 19 2016 6:30AM
ISO vulnerability disclosure standard now free

ISO vulnerability disclosure standard now free

Guide for how to handle vulnerability reports.
Apr 18 2016 6:23AM
Millions of unpatched JBoss servers open to abuse

Millions of unpatched JBoss servers open to abuse

Thousands of backdoors discovered.
Apr 18 2016 6:03AM
Vale OS X, arise MacOS?

Vale OS X, arise MacOS?

10.11.5 could be the last OS X.
Apr 15 2016 9:55AM
Ransomware uses blockchains for decoder delivery

Ransomware uses blockchains for decoder delivery

New version of CTB-Locker sends keys via distributed Bitcoin transaction ledger.
Apr 15 2016 8:52AM
Journalist handed two-year sentence for role in hack

Journalist handed two-year sentence for role in hack

Will fight conviction and sentence.
Apr 14 2016 11:07AM

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