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

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
New Android malware has advanced spying capabilities

New Android malware has advanced spying capabilities

Reminiscent of the Hacking Team malware.
Jan 17 2018 8:25AM
Virtual currency miners target web servers with malware

Virtual currency miners target web servers with malware

Monero mining marauders maul machines.
Jan 16 2018 6:55AM
UNE IT director decamps for UAE

UNE IT director decamps for UAE

Takes role at University of Sharjah.
Jan 16 2018 6:40AM
Visa to ditch signatures for cards

Visa to ditch signatures for cards

As biometrics trial gets underway.
Jan 15 2018 6:30AM
New Intel flaw leaves corporate laptops wide open

New Intel flaw leaves corporate laptops wide open

Attackers need only 30 seconds to get in.
Jan 15 2018 6:00AM
Intel releases Meltdown microcodes for thousands of processors

Intel releases Meltdown microcodes for thousands of processors

Linux users can apply errata patches from the operating system.
Jan 12 2018 6:24AM
Meltdown and Spectre patch stops Ubuntu computers from booting

Meltdown and Spectre patch stops Ubuntu computers from booting

Users report issues.
Jan 11 2018 6:47AM
Meltdown and Spectre fix will slow down machines

Meltdown and Spectre fix will slow down machines

Benchmark tests from Intel, Red Hat and Microsoft.
Jan 10 2018 7:01AM
Improved wi-fi security coming this year

Improved wi-fi security coming this year

Wi-Fi Alliance announces WPA3 protocol.
Jan 10 2018 7:01AM
Microsoft's Spectre fix bricks PCs with older AMD CPUs

Microsoft's Spectre fix bricks PCs with older AMD CPUs

Athlons and Semprons affected.
Jan 9 2018 6:35AM

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