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.

Latest Posts

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.

February 14, 2008 by Liam Tung


IE7 mystery: The Prophet answers my call

If the Internet is God, and the browser my shepherd, I am a lost lamb who has been waiting for the Prophet to answer my call: What are those icon-less buttons at the bottom of Internet Explorer 7?

January 31, 2008 by Liam Tung


Greedy Apple users will trust anyone

A "jailbreak" Web site created earlier this week is already attracting hordes of iPhone and iPod Touch users who want to free their devices from the digital shackles attached by Jobs and co.

October 30, 2007 by Munir Kotadia


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?

September 19, 2007 by Munir Kotadia


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.

September 6, 2007 by Munir Kotadia