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

Robots.txt to become an internet standard after 25 years

Robots.txt to become an internet standard after 25 years

Ambiguity for spidering the web begone.
Jul 3 2019 7:15AM
Some users locked out of Microsoft 365

Some users locked out of Microsoft 365

Infrastructure issue investigated.
Jul 3 2019 7:00AM
Virtual world Second Life to enforce anti-money laundering regs

Virtual world Second Life to enforce anti-money laundering regs

Players will need to provide government identification.
Jul 2 2019 10:37AM
Poison certs imperils GnuPG checking of Linux software

Poison certs imperils GnuPG checking of Linux software

"Devastating attack" likely to get worse.
Jul 1 2019 11:31AM
Airservices picks Northrop Grumman for VHF IP radios

Airservices picks Northrop Grumman for VHF IP radios

To integrate with OneSKY air traffic management system.
Jun 28 2019 6:55AM
Outgoing NZ Treasury Secretary slammed for 'clumsy' hacker response to budget data leak

Outgoing NZ Treasury Secretary slammed for 'clumsy' hacker response to budget data leak

Budget breach should never have happened under any circumstances.
Jun 27 2019 12:50PM
Chinese government-sponsored hackers allegedly hit global telcos

Chinese government-sponsored hackers allegedly hit global telcos

Stone Panda burrows into networks to steal information.
Jun 26 2019 11:38AM
Google senior exec claims entrapment by right-wing activists

Google senior exec claims entrapment by right-wing activists

Head of ethical ML receives threats after covert film published.
Jun 26 2019 7:05AM
Google open sources privacy-preserving analytics tool

Google open sources privacy-preserving analytics tool

Private Join and Compute lets researchers work with sensitive information.
Jun 20 2019 9:50AM
Australian Catholic University breach nets staff details

Australian Catholic University breach nets staff details

Unknown number of accounts accessed.
Jun 18 2019 6:24AM
NBN scam losses sky rocket over last year

NBN scam losses sky rocket over last year

Elderly targeted.
Jun 17 2019 10:19AM
Two charged over police phone DoS attacks

Two charged over police phone DoS attacks

Callers responding to texts for help were played abusive recording.
Jun 17 2019 6:30AM
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

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