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

NZ state broadcaster slammed for stories sourced from ransomware-raided info

NZ state broadcaster slammed for stories sourced from ransomware-raided info

Privacy watchdog says reporting raises quite significant ethical concerns.
Jul 30 2021 6:17AM
Any Android security app is better than Google Play Protect

Any Android security app is better than Google Play Protect

Independent testing slates Google's security app.
Jul 29 2021 11:15AM
Kaseya has working REvil decryption key

Kaseya has working REvil decryption key

Customer data unscrambling operations started.
Jul 24 2021 8:27AM
Linux systemd bug allows denial of service attacks

Linux systemd bug allows denial of service attacks

Old Linux bugs come back to bite users.
Jul 21 2021 12:09PM
Wrong Windows file permissions allow admin privilege escalation

Wrong Windows file permissions allow admin privilege escalation

NTLM hashed passwords accessible through shadow volumes.
Jul 21 2021 6:39AM
NSO Group able to hack iPhone 12 and recent iOS with Pegasus spyware

NSO Group able to hack iPhone 12 and recent iOS with Pegasus spyware

Zero-click vulnerability used to attack scores of journalists.
Jul 20 2021 11:16AM
Apple silently patched zero-click iOS 'WifiDemon' remote code execution bug

Apple silently patched zero-click iOS 'WifiDemon' remote code execution bug

Leaving wi-fi on with default settings enough to be vulnerable.
Jul 19 2021 6:35AM
Researchers bypass Windows Hello facial recognition biometrics

Researchers bypass Windows Hello facial recognition biometrics

Specialised camera hardware needed to mitigate against attack.
Jul 14 2021 6:22PM
Chinese hackers exploit new zero-day in SolarWinds software

Chinese hackers exploit new zero-day in SolarWinds software

Customers advised to review log files for signs of compromise.
Jul 14 2021 5:03PM
Crowdsourced ransomware payments tracker launched

Crowdsourced ransomware payments tracker launched

Aims to provide transparency.
Jul 9 2021 10:25AM
Kaseya VSA contained multiple vulnerabilities

Kaseya VSA contained multiple vulnerabilities

Malware in attack excludes former Soviet bloc nations and Syria.
Jul 9 2021 10:16AM
Microsoft's PrintNightmare patch doesn't work: researchers

Microsoft's PrintNightmare patch doesn't work: researchers

Remote code execution and privilege escalation still possible.
Jul 8 2021 10:19AM
Patches released for exploited Windows PrintNightmare bug

Patches released for exploited Windows PrintNightmare bug

All supported Windows versions need updating.
Jul 7 2021 11:47AM
REvil ransomware criminals demand US$70m for 'universal decryptor'

REvil ransomware criminals demand US$70m for 'universal decryptor'

Claim over 1 million systems compromised in Kaseya attack.
Jul 5 2021 1:30PM
Kaseya supply-chain ransomware attack hits MSP customers

Kaseya supply-chain ransomware attack hits MSP customers

Malicious auto-update drops malware ahead of July 4 US holiday.
Jul 3 2021 8:14AM
US authorities release ransomware threat assessment tool

US authorities release ransomware threat assessment tool

Aims to counter top destructive threat.
Jul 1 2021 10:59AM
Researchers accidentally publish 'PrintNightmare' Stuxnet-style zero-day

Researchers accidentally publish 'PrintNightmare' Stuxnet-style zero-day

Users advised to disable Print Spooler service on Windows.
Jul 1 2021 10:53AM
LinkedIn denies data breach with 700 million records

LinkedIn denies data breach with 700 million records

Personal information on members found for sale.
Jun 30 2021 11:43AM
Vulnerability chain allowed Atlassian account hijacks

Vulnerability chain allowed Atlassian account hijacks

Cookie fixation bypassed security measures.
Jun 25 2021 12:58PM
Millions of Dell computers shipped with vulnerable updater

Millions of Dell computers shipped with vulnerable updater

Update BIOS to secure BIOS updater.
Jun 25 2021 12:54PM

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