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

Tesla left its cloud servers open to cryptomining hackers

Tesla left its cloud servers open to cryptomining hackers

Kubernetes admin console exposed.
Feb 21 2018 8:15AM
Intel offers bounties for Meltdown, Spectre bug hunters

Intel offers bounties for Meltdown, Spectre bug hunters

Up to US$250,000 for side-channel flaws.
Feb 15 2018 7:45AM
Microsoft tries again with Spectre fix for Windows

Microsoft tries again with Spectre fix for Windows

Also patches Adobe Flash zero-day.
Feb 14 2018 8:45AM
Intel releases Spectre fix for Skylake CPUs only

Intel releases Spectre fix for Skylake CPUs only

Promises versions for other processors.
Feb 9 2018 6:40AM
US bill would allow cross-border data access demands

US bill would allow cross-border data access demands

Could break Microsoft Ireland vs US govt impasse.
Feb 7 2018 2:05PM
Facebook patents solution to predict how rich or poor you are

Facebook patents solution to predict how rich or poor you are

Automated socio-economic ratings.
Feb 5 2018 10:15AM
North Koreans deploy zero-day Adobe Flash attacks

North Koreans deploy zero-day Adobe Flash attacks

As Adobe promises a patch next week.
Feb 2 2018 9:30AM
Cisco ASA VPN feature allows remote code execution

Cisco ASA VPN feature allows remote code execution

Not the sort of remote access customers would like.
Jan 30 2018 2:00PM
Lenovo's fingerprint scanner has a hardcoded password

Lenovo's fingerprint scanner has a hardcoded password

And admin creds can be snagged.
Jan 30 2018 9:20AM
Apple culls most functionality from macOS Server

Apple culls most functionality from macOS Server

Focus changed to device management.
Jan 30 2018 6:35AM
Microsoft issues patch to disable Spectre fix

Microsoft issues patch to disable Spectre fix

Buggy microcode causes data loss and corruption.
Jan 29 2018 8:50AM
CSIRO to deploy unmanned ocean drones for research

CSIRO to deploy unmanned ocean drones for research

Windpowered sail drones last a year at sea.
Jan 25 2018 8:30AM
Popular web app framework allows remote code execution

Popular web app framework allows remote code execution

Slack, Skype, Signal, Node JS Package Manager, Shopify affected.
Jan 25 2018 6:30AM
Apple releases Meltdown patches for macOS Sierra, OS X El Capitan

Apple releases Meltdown patches for macOS Sierra, OS X El Capitan

As other vendors back off Spectre fixes.
Jan 24 2018 8:00AM
Telstra trial claims world's fastest transmission speeds

Telstra trial claims world's fastest transmission speeds

400Gpbs per wavelength.
Jan 24 2018 6:30AM
Microsoft partners with Lenovo for cheap school laptops

Microsoft partners with Lenovo for cheap school laptops

Targets Chromebooks in education market.
Jan 23 2018 7:00AM
Intel promises fixed Spectre patch to stop PCs rebooting

Intel promises fixed Spectre patch to stop PCs rebooting

As Torvalds declares patches "complete garbage".
Jan 23 2018 6:35AM
Red Hat dumps Spectre CPU patches that brick servers

Red Hat dumps Spectre CPU patches that brick servers

Users advised to contact their hardware vendors.
Jan 22 2018 9:00AM
Jail for British man who DDoSed Google and Skype

Jail for British man who DDoSed Google and Skype

Reaped tens of thousands from malware sales.
Jan 19 2018 12:50PM
Data centre storage performance hurt by Meltdown-Spectre patches

Data centre storage performance hurt by Meltdown-Spectre patches

More work to do, Intel says.
Jan 18 2018 1:35PM

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