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

OpenSSH to remove SHA-1 as cracking cost drops

OpenSSH to remove SHA-1 as cracking cost drops

Start the switch to better algorithms.
May 29 2020 1:26PM
New fuzzing tool picks up insecure USB driver code

New fuzzing tool picks up insecure USB driver code

Software-emulated USBFuzz nails high-impact bugs.
May 28 2020 9:27AM
RangeAmp attacks turn CDNs into giant DoS cannons

RangeAmp attacks turn CDNs into giant DoS cannons

No botnet needed, just a laptop.
May 26 2020 10:14PM
Objective Corporation under investigation in NZ over MBS buy

Objective Corporation under investigation in NZ over MBS buy

Faces million dollar fine if found guilty of breaching Commerce Act.
May 26 2020 3:27PM
Unc0ver jailbreak opens up Apple iOS 11 to 13.5

Unc0ver jailbreak opens up Apple iOS 11 to 13.5

Uses new XNU kernel zero-day.
May 24 2020 11:11AM
Telstra 5G clocks 157 Mbps on average, says Opensignal

Telstra 5G clocks 157 Mbps on average, says Opensignal

Access to more spectrum and mmWave would make a difference.
May 23 2020 1:00PM
Microsoft's Linux embrace continues with DirectX-tend

Microsoft's Linux embrace continues with DirectX-tend

Windows Subsystem for Linux 2 gets accelerated graphics.
May 21 2020 12:12PM
Researchers warn of unfixable DNS denial of service NXNSAttack

Researchers warn of unfixable DNS denial of service NXNSAttack

Most major DNS resolvers need patching to mitigate against NXNSAttack.
May 20 2020 12:58PM
New Zealand cans auction, hands telcos cheap 5G spectrum

New Zealand cans auction, hands telcos cheap 5G spectrum

Government hopes free bandwidth will help COVID-19 recovery.
May 13 2020 8:26AM
Unfixable Thunderbolt flaws bypass computer access security

Unfixable Thunderbolt flaws bypass computer access security

Millions of late model Windows and Linux PCs vulnerable, ditto Apple Macs.
May 12 2020 1:50PM
New Zealand to get its own Microsoft Azure region

New Zealand to get its own Microsoft Azure region

Local access to cloud services touted.
May 6 2020 12:40PM
Security experts release curated lists to block COVID-19 threats

Security experts release curated lists to block COVID-19 threats

Multi-use data sets can be used for several applications.
May 6 2020 8:17AM
Hackers hit remotely rootable SaltStack systems

Hackers hit remotely rootable SaltStack systems

Patch, and do not expose Salt masters to the internet.
May 4 2020 1:52PM
ICANN nixes ISOC .org deal with private equity firm Ethos Capital

ICANN nixes ISOC .org deal with private equity firm Ethos Capital

"Unacceptable uncertainty over the future" of the Public Interest Registry cited.
May 1 2020 1:09PM
Beware human-operated ransomware campaigns: Microsoft

Beware human-operated ransomware campaigns: Microsoft

Merciless criminals establish persistence on networks for months.
Apr 29 2020 1:46PM
NSO ran US-based attack servers: Facebook

NSO ran US-based attack servers: Facebook

Hundreds hacked via QuadraNet and AWS.
Apr 26 2020 4:50PM
Aussie and US cyber spooks issue joint anti-web shell malware guidance

Aussie and US cyber spooks issue joint anti-web shell malware guidance

Atlassian products commonly exploited.
Apr 23 2020 10:07AM
Security bugs bite IBM's Data Risk Manager

Security bugs bite IBM's Data Risk Manager

Rejected researcher's bug report.
Apr 22 2020 12:26PM
Windows Defender chokes on two-dot file names

Windows Defender chokes on two-dot file names

Microsoft releases update.
Apr 17 2020 8:12AM
'Remote hands' flub takes out much of Cloudflare

'Remote hands' flub takes out much of Cloudflare

Multi-hour outage after maintenance mistake.
Apr 16 2020 6:26AM

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