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

Scores of vulnerable Exim servers on Australian networks

Scores of vulnerable Exim servers on Australian networks

Millions of mail servers under attack worldwide.
Jun 14 2019 12:15PM
Afterpay hit with anti-money laundering audit by AUSTRAC

Afterpay hit with anti-money laundering audit by AUSTRAC

"Reasonable grounds to suspect"...
Jun 13 2019 10:22AM
Google decloaks Win-DoS bug before patch is released

Google decloaks Win-DoS bug before patch is released

Flaw "can take down a Windows fleet pretty quickly".
Jun 12 2019 9:41AM
Patch now against wormable 'BlueKeep' remote desktop flaw: ACSC

Patch now against wormable 'BlueKeep' remote desktop flaw: ACSC

Spectre of another WannaCry-style epidemic raised.
Jun 7 2019 6:55AM
Apple, Google, Microsoft tell GCHQ to drop 'ghost' spy protocol

Apple, Google, Microsoft tell GCHQ to drop 'ghost' spy protocol

Violates human rights, privacy and creates dangerous cyber risks.
May 31 2019 8:10AM
Cops say NZ Treasury site wasn't actually hacked after Budget leaked

Cops say NZ Treasury site wasn't actually hacked after Budget leaked

Repeated searches of staging site spilled sensitive budget information.
May 30 2019 5:59AM
A US$100k reminder as to why SMS 2FA isn't secure

A US$100k reminder as to why SMS 2FA isn't secure

Beware of SIM porting attacks.
May 29 2019 12:24PM
Gecko hunting on Barrow Is. with AI and image recognition

Gecko hunting on Barrow Is. with AI and image recognition

Image recognition repels invasive species from unique area.
May 23 2019 7:20AM
Sloppy script sees Salesforce services shut-out

Sloppy script sees Salesforce services shut-out

Access blocked after full permissions for all panic.
May 19 2019 8:08PM
Microsoft 'tech support' scammers infest Azure hosting

Microsoft 'tech support' scammers infest Azure hosting

Scam sites labelled as dangerous by Google's Chrome browser.
May 17 2019 1:15PM
Extortionist continues to scan for exposed Git creds

Extortionist continues to scan for exposed Git creds

Github, Gitlab and Atlassian Bitbucket warn users to protect themselves.
May 16 2019 12:53PM
Cloud owner in court over fraud to obtain IP addresses

Cloud owner in court over fraud to obtain IP addresses

Snagged over 757,000 IPv4 addresses.
May 16 2019 9:06AM
Critical wormhole brings patches for Windows XP and Server 2003

Critical wormhole brings patches for Windows XP and Server 2003

Patch Wednesday plugs critical vulnerabilities a-plenty.
May 15 2019 1:15PM
Cisco patches IOS XE remote command injection flaw

Cisco patches IOS XE remote command injection flaw

But a Secure Boot vulnerability is harder to fix.
May 14 2019 2:35PM
WhatsApp flaw allowed spyware injection via calls

WhatsApp flaw allowed spyware injection via calls

Pegasus comes calling whether you answer or not.
May 14 2019 1:40PM
Vodafone NZ sold to Infratil and Brookfield

Vodafone NZ sold to Infratil and Brookfield

Consortium splurges A$3.2 billion on Vodafone's Kiwi arm.
May 14 2019 11:45AM
Crypto exchange Binance raided, 7000 Bitcoin lost

Crypto exchange Binance raided, 7000 Bitcoin lost

Hackers snagged API keys and 2FA codes.
May 8 2019 10:26AM
Microsoft open-sources command lines to lure devs

Microsoft open-sources command lines to lure devs

Windows Subsystem for Linux rebooted.
May 7 2019 6:59AM
Unsecure git repo clones behind data-wiping ransom attacks

Unsecure git repo clones behind data-wiping ransom attacks

Users asked to secure their repos.
May 6 2019 6:42AM
Wipro hackers targeted gift card and rewards programs

Wipro hackers targeted gift card and rewards programs

Threat actors active for years.
May 2 2019 1:22PM

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