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

Poor patching creates easy zero-day vulnerability reuse

Poor patching creates easy zero-day vulnerability reuse

Google Project Zero calls for root cause behind bugs to be addressed.
Jul 1 2022 11:49AM
Sophisticated ZuoRAT attack targets home workers

Sophisticated ZuoRAT attack targets home workers

Possibly part of wider state-sponsored campaign.
Jun 30 2022 7:00AM
Don't remove PowerShell: US, UK and NZ security agencies

Don't remove PowerShell: US, UK and NZ security agencies

Powerful command line interface essential to securing Windows.
Jun 24 2022 1:10PM
Researchers hacked Oracle servers to demo serious vulnerability

Researchers hacked Oracle servers to demo serious vulnerability

The "Miracle Exploit" left unpatched for six months.
Jun 24 2022 1:10PM
Threat actors worked with ISPs to plant malware from Italian spyware vendor

Threat actors worked with ISPs to plant malware from Italian spyware vendor

EU Parliamentary hears how RCS Labs tactics are used to target victims.
Jun 24 2022 7:00AM
Australian scientists build world's first quantum computer IC

Australian scientists build world's first quantum computer IC

Landmark achievement took nine years.
Jun 23 2022 12:35PM
Police arrest thousands in global crackdown on social engineering

Police arrest thousands in global crackdown on social engineering

China-financed First Light 2022 operation against organised crime.
Jun 16 2022 12:38PM
Critical vulnerabilities found in Powertek distribution units

Critical vulnerabilities found in Powertek distribution units

Updated firmware distribution sub-standard, researcher says.
Jun 15 2022 11:53AM
Microsoft patches exploited 'Follina' remote code exec bug

Microsoft patches exploited 'Follina' remote code exec bug

Office vulnerability abused to drop malware.
Jun 15 2022 6:45AM
Australian organisations targeted by Aoqin Dragon hackers for a decade

Australian organisations targeted by Aoqin Dragon hackers for a decade

Telcos, governments, and academia spied upon by Chinese threat actor.
Jun 10 2022 7:05AM
US agencies accuse China of attacking telcos and network providers

US agencies accuse China of attacking telcos and network providers

Admins leave too many vulns unpatched, say NSA, CISA and FBI.
Jun 8 2022 12:00PM
Microsoft won't fix 'Dogwalk' zero-day from 2020

Microsoft won't fix 'Dogwalk' zero-day from 2020

Microsoft Diagnostics Tools bug re-awakens.
Jun 8 2022 11:40AM
Click Studios revokes digital cert used by 'Follina' dropped malware

Click Studios revokes digital cert used by 'Follina' dropped malware

Does not know how credential was obtained.
Jun 6 2022 6:45AM
No patch for actively exploited Atlassian Confluence zero-day

No patch for actively exploited Atlassian Confluence zero-day

Remote code execution, with webshells written to disk.
Jun 3 2022 9:52AM
Global police operation takes down Flubot infrastructure

Global police operation takes down Flubot infrastructure

AFP involved in anti-malware action.
Jun 2 2022 11:35AM
Freeing up of hundreds of millions of IPv4 addresses mooted

Freeing up of hundreds of millions of IPv4 addresses mooted

By making reserved and invalid addresses available.
May 31 2022 11:38AM
New MS Office zero day evades Defender

New MS Office zero day evades Defender

'Follina exploit' loads malware from remote servers
May 30 2022 11:29AM
Student hacker behind ctx and phpass repo-jacking steps forward

Student hacker behind ctx and phpass repo-jacking steps forward

Captured data deleted and not used, attacker claims.
May 26 2022 6:32AM
Popular Python and PHP software repo-jacked

Popular Python and PHP software repo-jacked

Hacked PyPI ctx and PHP phpass libraries steal environment variables.
May 25 2022 12:30PM
China spied on Russian defence research institutes

China spied on Russian defence research institutes

Twisted Panda APT used sophisticated malware.
May 20 2022 6:58AM

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