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

Intel Hyperthreading causes Spectre worries

Intel Hyperthreading causes Spectre worries

OpenBSD disables it via update.
Jun 20 2018 11:17AM
Keyboard layout change in iOS annoys users

Keyboard layout change in iOS annoys users

Buttons switch places.
Jun 20 2018 10:48AM
Microsoft revamps Office 365 with new look, ribbon and AI search

Microsoft revamps Office 365 with new look, ribbon and AI search

Customer-driven redesign.
Jun 14 2018 11:00AM
Locked Win10 PCs can leak sensitive data via Cortana

Locked Win10 PCs can leak sensitive data via Cortana

Users urged to patch now against threat.
Jun 14 2018 6:14AM
Google pulls direct Chrome extension installations

Google pulls direct Chrome extension installations

Follows failure to stop large scale abuse.
Jun 13 2018 11:16AM
Apple clamps down on cryptocurrency mining apps

Apple clamps down on cryptocurrency mining apps

Sets new developer rules.
Jun 12 2018 11:57AM
US claims exascale compute record

US claims exascale compute record

New supercomputer hits 1.88 exaflops with GPUs.
Jun 10 2018 5:06PM
Researcher who blunted WannaCry faces further charges

Researcher who blunted WannaCry faces further charges

Accused of creating second piece of malware.
Jun 8 2018 10:52AM
Adobe patches Flash 0day used by nation-state hackers

Adobe patches Flash 0day used by nation-state hackers

Used Excel spreadsheets in attacks.
Jun 8 2018 10:03AM
Microsoft trials Scottish subsea data centre

Microsoft trials Scottish subsea data centre

Edge computing off the coast.
Jun 7 2018 6:10AM
Apple focuses attention on core software updates

Apple focuses attention on core software updates

Outs macOS Mojave and iOS 12.
Jun 5 2018 10:31AM
Google debates re-engineering Chrome in wake of Spectre

Google debates re-engineering Chrome in wake of Spectre

Focuses on Site Isolation to mitigate against attacks.
May 31 2018 5:01PM
Blue Note audio attack corrupts hard drives

Blue Note audio attack corrupts hard drives

Audible and inaudible sounds wreck data.
May 31 2018 11:17AM
Intel trials microcode for browser-exploitable Spectre bug

Intel trials microcode for browser-exploitable Spectre bug

Spectre Variant 4 can be triggered with Javascript.
May 22 2018 11:20AM
Aussie 19-year-old takes Intel prize for building drone

Aussie 19-year-old takes Intel prize for building drone

Washes commercial office windows autonomously.
May 21 2018 6:58AM
Chrome to remove 'secure' and padlock icon for HTTPS

Chrome to remove 'secure' and padlock icon for HTTPS

Treating the web as safe by default.
May 18 2018 8:05AM
AI's compute hunger outpaces Moore's law

AI's compute hunger outpaces Moore's law

Expect trend to continue.
May 17 2018 12:00PM
Pawsey trials NVIDIA GPUs for Nimbus cloud

Pawsey trials NVIDIA GPUs for Nimbus cloud

Kicks off early adopter program.
May 16 2018 10:16AM
'Efail' vulnerability lies in apps, not PGP and GnuPG

'Efail' vulnerability lies in apps, not PGP and GnuPG

Early fears over research largely unfounded.
May 15 2018 6:07AM
Researchers hide attacks against voice recognition

Researchers hide attacks against voice recognition

Subliminal sounds issue commands without users knowing.
May 11 2018 12:01PM

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