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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Confessions of a naked Mac user

Confessions of a naked Mac user

I caved in. I had all intentions of pre-emptively spending my $900 government handout on a $700 HP netbook this weekend. But I was pwned by a shiny little MacBook in about the time it took white hat Charlie Miller to hack its upscale brother, the MacBook Air.

published March 25, 2009 by

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Is Facebook's care really contempt?

Is Facebook's care really contempt?

Facebook's answer as to why it removed vigilante groups that had posted details about accused fire-bug Brendan Sokaluk smells of fear that it may be as responsible as media for content published on its network.

published February 18, 2009 by

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Job security and data security

Job security and data security

Scared of being swept out in a round of redundancies? Then join a security company, where your misery is the industry's opportunity to protect intellectual property.

published February 4, 2009 by

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IE patch: Microsoft's eight days of hell

IE patch: Microsoft's eight days of hell

It's always funny watching an event force a company to break old habits and this IE zero day was enough for Microsoft to do it. As Microsoft Australia's strategic security advisor Stuart Strathdee said "we pulled all stops to get this patch out".

published December 18, 2008 by

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IE zero day: Money v tubes? Choose one

IE zero day: Money v tubes? Choose one

In light of the unpatched IE zero day, AusCERT has cautiously advised organisations to "consider" using an alternative browser; or even kill browsing altogether. For organisations with locked down computers, is it time to support two browsers?

published December 16, 2008 by

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