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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Fix flawed software, don't gag the researcher

If you ran a software company and an independent security researcher contacted you with proof that your product contains security vulnerabilities, how would you react?Over the past 18 months I have come across three very prominent cases where security researchers have been ignored, gagged and even called terrorists, by vendors.

March 1, 2006 by Munir Kotadia

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Bill Gates: The wizard of murk

Kicking off the RSA security conference in San Jose last week, Microsoft's chairman Bill Gates told the masses of security folk that the next version of Windows will mark the beginning of the end for passwords.Apparently, a tool called InfoCards will provide us with the foundation we require to slowly phase out the password.

February 19, 2006 by Munir Kotadia


What the hell does Securify mean?

Is securify a real word? Of course not. It is a term I first heard during a press conference when global services firm EDS was announcing its Agility Alliance in Sydney last March.

February 19, 2006 by Munir Kotadia