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

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
Western Digital shuts remotely exploitable NAS backdoor

Western Digital shuts remotely exploitable NAS backdoor

Issues firmware upgrade.
Jan 8 2018 5:46PM
Decades-old ROBOT flaw busts open TLS

Decades-old ROBOT flaw busts open TLS

Sites and equipment vendors issue patches.
Dec 14 2017 7:00AM
Google encrypts service-to-service communications

Google encrypts service-to-service communications

ALTS protocol to secure remote procedure calls.
Dec 14 2017 6:20AM
Google releases Apple iOS 'jailbreak' exploit

Google releases Apple iOS 'jailbreak' exploit

Proof of concept works reliably.
Dec 12 2017 8:45AM
Microsoft exposed private TLS key for Dynamics 365

Microsoft exposed private TLS key for Dynamics 365

Took over three months to fix critical credential leak.
Dec 11 2017 9:00AM
Android bug lets attackers modify signed code

Android bug lets attackers modify signed code

File-type duality issue lets baddies plant malware.
Dec 9 2017 1:00PM
Microsoft patents foldable smartphone designs

Microsoft patents foldable smartphone designs

Former and current Nokia engineers listed as inventors.
Dec 8 2017 9:00AM
Thousands of Chromebooks mysteriously go offline

Thousands of Chromebooks mysteriously go offline

Updated: Wi-fi settings lost on devices.
Dec 6 2017 10:55AM
Mobile keyboard developer exposed full data of 31m users

Mobile keyboard developer exposed full data of 31m users

AI.Type did not secure MongoDB connected to the internet.
Dec 6 2017 6:44AM
Police, security vendors take down Andromeda botnet

Police, security vendors take down Andromeda botnet

Suspected bot master arrested in Belarus.
Dec 5 2017 9:30AM

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