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

Police arrest bot herder behind attack on millions of routers

Police arrest bot herder behind attack on millions of routers

Faces up to a decade in prison if found guilty.
Feb 24 2017 9:35AM
Researchers present first practical crack for SHA-1 crypto

Researchers present first practical crack for SHA-1 crypto

Lower cost attack within reach of well-funded actors.
Feb 24 2017 6:52AM
'Patcher' ransomware locks macOS files for good

'Patcher' ransomware locks macOS files for good

Don't pirate software, and back up offline.
Feb 23 2017 11:29AM
Netflix open sources user device security check tool

Netflix open sources user device security check tool

Gives security recommendations instead of heavy-handed policy enforcement.
Feb 22 2017 7:39AM
Govt seeks input on critical infrastructure protection

Govt seeks input on critical infrastructure protection

Safeguarding telco and other assets.
Feb 21 2017 3:18PM
Malware authors camouflage code with Russian terms

Malware authors camouflage code with Russian terms

Lazarus group thought to be behind attack code.
Feb 21 2017 6:23AM
Google outs unfixed Windows info leak flaw

Google outs unfixed Windows info leak flaw

Microsoft again scolded in public for not patching vulnerability.
Feb 19 2017 5:32PM
Cisco prepares for $163m hit on Intel Atom bombs

Cisco prepares for $163m hit on Intel Atom bombs

Starts clock on device failure remediation.
Feb 17 2017 9:50AM
High-severity flaw found in OpenSSL

High-severity flaw found in OpenSSL

Users with version 1.1.0 advised to upgrade.
Feb 17 2017 6:30AM
Chip-level bug leaves PCs open to exploitation

Chip-level bug leaves PCs open to exploitation

ASLR can be bypassed via the browser.
Feb 15 2017 4:50PM
Microsoft flubs Patch Wednesday, delays February updates

Microsoft flubs Patch Wednesday, delays February updates

No date provided for when the updates will resume.
Feb 15 2017 6:44AM
SA Water CIO shifts to Adelaide Uni

SA Water CIO shifts to Adelaide Uni

Bev McQuade is uni's second-ever CIO.
Feb 13 2017 5:08PM
Microsoft makes NSA approved list with Surface devices

Microsoft makes NSA approved list with Surface devices

Surface Book and Pros can be used for classified work.
Feb 13 2017 6:35AM
Mass defacements hit unpatched WordPress sites

Mass defacements hit unpatched WordPress sites

Almost two million sites hacked.
Feb 12 2017 8:23PM
F5 patches Heartbleed-like 'Ticketbleed' bug

F5 patches Heartbleed-like 'Ticketbleed' bug

Server would return 31 bytes of system memory contents to clients.
Feb 10 2017 11:27AM
Microsoft pledges to fight patent trolls for its cloud customers

Microsoft pledges to fight patent trolls for its cloud customers

Makes 10,000 of its own patents available.
Feb 10 2017 9:00AM
US visitors may need to hand over their social media credentials

US visitors may need to hand over their social media credentials

New Homeland Security boss revives old proposal.
Feb 10 2017 6:42AM
Cyber crims just keep getting better, says EU infosec agency

Cyber crims just keep getting better, says EU infosec agency

Everyone's a target as attackers make money hand over fist.
Feb 9 2017 6:42AM
Security products endanger customers through poor TLS interception

Security products endanger customers through poor TLS interception

Introduce Logjam, POODLE, CRIME and other vulnerabilities.
Feb 8 2017 12:15PM
It's time to put SMS 2FA out to pasture

It's time to put SMS 2FA out to pasture

[Blog post] Telstra fire reminds us there are better ways to authenticate.
Feb 7 2017 2:30PM

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