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

LastPass source code copied by hacker

LastPass source code copied by hacker

Attacker accessed developer environment.
Aug 29 2022 11:19AM
ACCC greenlights Google's buy of Mandiant

ACCC greenlights Google's buy of Mandiant

Finds no competition risk.
Aug 12 2022 11:27AM
Patch Wednesday fixes two-year-old Dogwalk vulnerability

Patch Wednesday fixes two-year-old Dogwalk vulnerability

Path traversal bug in diagnostics tool could be used for remote code execution.
Aug 10 2022 8:44AM
ACSC and CISA detail top malware of 2021

ACSC and CISA detail top malware of 2021

Two Trojans in use for over a decade.
Aug 8 2022 10:57AM
Apple Engineering staves off attempted network route hijack

Apple Engineering staves off attempted network route hijack

Russian telco Rostelecom tried redirecting traffic through its network.
Aug 1 2022 10:59AM
Microsoft details massive phishing operation

Microsoft details massive phishing operation

Adversary in the Middle campaign tried to target over 10,000 organisations.
Jul 14 2022 10:09AM
Don't remove PowerShell: US, UK and NZ security agencies

Don't remove PowerShell: US, UK and NZ security agencies

Powerful command line interface essential to securing Windows.
Jun 27 2022 11:49AM
Researchers hacked Oracle servers to demo serious vulnerability

Researchers hacked Oracle servers to demo serious vulnerability

The "Miracle Exploit" left unpatched for six months.
Jun 27 2022 11:41AM
Apple patches actively exploited macOS Big Sur bug

Apple patches actively exploited macOS Big Sur bug

A month after macOS Monterey was patched.
May 18 2022 10:02AM
Large amount of IoT gear menaced by unpatched DNS vulnerability

Large amount of IoT gear menaced by unpatched DNS vulnerability

Maintainer can't fix bug in uClibc and uClibc-ng libraries.
May 4 2022 6:30AM
Google's VirusTotal service vulnerable for over eight months

Google's VirusTotal service vulnerable for over eight months

Remote code execution and lateral network movement possible.
Apr 27 2022 10:36AM
HP patches critical bugs in Teradici PCoIP software

HP patches critical bugs in Teradici PCoIP software

Over 15 million instances need updating.
Apr 18 2022 6:54AM
Stolen Heroku and Travis-CI OAuth tokens used for GitHub repo hacks

Stolen Heroku and Travis-CI OAuth tokens used for GitHub repo hacks

Data downloaded from npm and other organisations.
Apr 18 2022 6:40AM
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 4:03PM
Facebook pulls news content for Australia

Facebook pulls news content for Australia

Will restrict sharing and viewing of Aussie and international news.
Feb 18 2021 7:17AM
India and Japan join Five-Eyes push to break end-to-end encryption

India and Japan join Five-Eyes push to break end-to-end encryption

Public safety concerns mooted.
Oct 12 2020 8:31AM
Slack patching means easy pickings for Chinese govt hackers

Slack patching means easy pickings for Chinese govt hackers

F5 Big-IP, Citrix, Pulse VPN and Microsoft Exchange servers routinely exploited.
Sep 15 2020 8:56AM
Sino-Indian tensions spill over into Google Play App Store

Sino-Indian tensions spill over into Google Play App Store

Indian devs targeted apps from China with their apps.
Jun 8 2020 8:01AM
DEF CON China postponed in wake of coronavirus outbreak

DEF CON China postponed in wake of coronavirus outbreak

Six-month hold on conferences in China.
Jan 28 2020 10:20AM