Michael Lee

A Sydney, Australia-based journalist, Michael Lee covers a gamut of news in the technology space including information security, state Government initiatives, and local startups.

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Baiting the Black Hats?

The CIO of a rather large Australian company recently told me that the firm was happy with its security set-up but then quickly made a U-turn. Would that statement, on record, effectively lay down a hacker challenge?

September 21, 2006 by Munir Kotadia

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Is Apple's MacBook Pro rotten to the core?

When companies launch a brand new product it usually takes some time to weed out the niggling issues; but how many systems need to break before the situation is recognised as a disaster rather than an unfortunate blip in quality control?Less than a year after announcing its new Intel-based MacBook Pro, Apple has taken the market by storm.

August 28, 2006 by Munir Kotadia

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CTO of antivirus firm prefers Mac, Unix

The CTO of the third biggest antivirus firm revealed to me this week that an Apple Powerbook loaded with Unix is his "platform of choice".During an interview with Dave Rand, CTO of Trend Micro, I asked him about threats directed at the Mac platform, especially seeing as Apple is gaining market share in the US and is likely, over time, to do the same on a global basis.

August 23, 2006 by Munir Kotadia

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Microsoft's AV success may lead to PR disaster?

Microsoft launched its Windows Live OneCare antivirus package in the US earlier this year and instantly grabbed about 15 percent of the retail market; although this may be good for short term revenue, it could completely wreck everything the software giant has invested in improving its reputation for security.For the past few years, Microsoft has been banging the "trustworthy computing" drum, which has involved rewriting and redesigning its platforms and applications to make them more secure.

August 14, 2006 by Munir Kotadia

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