Richard Chirgwin

Richard Chirgwin is a veteran of Australia's tech press, covering IT, telecommunications, security, networking, and protocols. Prior to iTnews, he worked at The Register for 9 years.

Recent articles by Richard Chirgwin

VMware logging software gets security patch

VMware logging software gets security patch

Two critical RCEs among vRealize Log Insight fixes.
Jan 25 2023 10:54AM
Quantum computers won't break RSA encryption any time soon

Quantum computers won't break RSA encryption any time soon

Fujitsu simulation finds Shor’s algorithm still too hard to run.
Jan 25 2023 10:53AM
Oracle issues more than 300 security fixes

Oracle issues more than 300 security fixes

More than 70 critical vulnerabilities patched.
Jan 19 2023 11:48AM
AWS had a dangerous undocumented API

AWS had a dangerous undocumented API

Undetectable reconnaissance.
Jan 18 2023 11:08AM
Seven critical vulnerabilities round out Microsoft's 2022

Seven critical vulnerabilities round out Microsoft's 2022

Plus one older patch upgraded to critical.
Dec 14 2022 10:34AM
Authentication, remote networking problems after Windows update

Authentication, remote networking problems after Windows update

Fixes promised.
Nov 16 2022 10:10AM
Optus allocates A$140 million to cover data breach costs

Optus allocates A$140 million to cover data breach costs

Not counting the cost of any regulatory actions.
Nov 10 2022 11:27AM
ACSC says more bugs are emerging and exploits arrive faster

ACSC says more bugs are emerging and exploits arrive faster

Ransomware the biggest cyber crime threat.
Nov 9 2022 11:52AM
Microsoft ships 68 patches, including 10 rated critical

Microsoft ships 68 patches, including 10 rated critical

One critical bug under active exploitation.
Nov 9 2022 11:51AM
Optus CEO says attack may have been launched from Europe

Optus CEO says attack may have been launched from Europe

Customers will know where they stand 'over the next few days'.
Sep 23 2022 11:25AM
Cisco fixes mystery orchestrator crashes

Cisco fixes mystery orchestrator crashes

Hunts down and plugs memory leak.
Sep 2 2022 3:00PM
Outage for Ubuntu users on Azure

Outage for Ubuntu users on Azure

Systemd security update broke DNS.
Sep 1 2022 12:08PM
Google attracting bounty hunters to open source projects

Google attracting bounty hunters to open source projects

Better security for products like Golang.
Sep 1 2022 12:06PM
Twitter says zero-day bug leaked account data

Twitter says zero-day bug leaked account data

User enumeration bug created in July 2021, plugged in January 2022.
Aug 8 2022 3:48PM
Cisco small business routers need urgent patch

Cisco small business routers need urgent patch

Remote code execution, denial of service.
Aug 8 2022 11:07AM
Cisco data centre management software needs vulnerabilities patched

Cisco data centre management software needs vulnerabilities patched

Security review turns up a variety of attack vectors.
Jul 25 2022 12:06PM
Juniper Networks battles swarm of bugs

Juniper Networks battles swarm of bugs

Catches up with huge number of third-party vulnerabilities.
Jul 18 2022 11:39AM
AWS patches 'one bug, three vulnerabilities' authentication error

AWS patches 'one bug, three vulnerabilities' authentication error

Kubernetes code enabled privilege escalation.
Jul 13 2022 10:40AM
Critical Splunk bug propagates code execution

Critical Splunk bug propagates code execution

Patch now, because all endpoints are vulnerable.
Jun 27 2022 11:48AM
VMware, F5, Log4j added to EnemyBot attack targets

VMware, F5, Log4j added to EnemyBot attack targets

Also tries to infect Android devices.
Jun 1 2022 9:55AM