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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Aussie PCs valuable for all the wrong reasons

Aussie PCs valuable for all the wrong reasons

When foreign markets are willing to pay twice as much for your exports, it's usually a good sign. Unfortunately for Australia, the goods being traded are compromised PCs — but why are Australians worth twice as much as Americans?

published March 31, 2008 by

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Telstra helps phishers PWN its customers

Telstra helps phishers PWN its customers

Following a rash of Telstra customers reporting phishing attacks, the telco has issued advice on how to discern the real Telstra from fake ones -- but the advice it gives is more likely to help phishers than its customers.

published February 20, 2008 by

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Limelight kills botnets better than cops do

Limelight kills botnets better than cops do

Botnet operators have become public enemy number-one as consumers, businesses and governments fall foul to identity theft, DDoS attacks and spam. Yet no one appears to be able to stop the spread of bots -- except maybe the media.

published February 14, 2008 by

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Admins stuck between a hack and a zero-day

Admins stuck between a hack and a zero-day

The world of IT security is in chaos, with CSOs seemingly on the front lines of a full scale global cyberwar being fought out by government hackers, botnet-controlling criminal gangs and compromised Web sites. Can we ever hope to keep networks safe in such an environment?

published September 19, 2007 by

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APEC and OOXML - both pointless and annoying

APEC and OOXML - both pointless and annoying

The eyes of the world were on Australia this week as the APEC summit got underway in Sydney, and what they've seen is a city being held under virtual martial law — major roads blocked off, police cars outnumbering taxis and snipers openly hanging out on roof tops.

published September 6, 2007 by

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