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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Entourage dumped for Mail, problem solved

In my last blog post, I described some latency issues that appeared on my MacBook once our IT department installed Entourage and Exchange. This led to Microsoft getting in touch to try and help me out but in the end the problems were solved by ditching Entourage in favour of Apple's Mail.

June 25, 2007 by Munir Kotadia

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Please stop polluting my MacBook with Exchange

Just a few weeks ago I took possession of a shiny black MacBook, which was running like a dream till our IT folks insisted I join the corporate Microsoft Exchange domain and dump Thunderbird for Microsoft Entourage.Before Entourage was put on the system, it was fast, reliable and gave me exactly what I need from a laptop.

June 5, 2007 by Munir Kotadia

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Do aliens and God affect your security budget?

Cyber-criminals, God, the universe, mafia, aliens, Nazis and IBM -- these are just some of the subjects touched upon in a video interview I conducted with Richard Thieme at the AusCERT security conference in Queensland last month.Richard Thieme walked up to me at AusCERT, took a close look at my badge, and then grilled me for calling him controversial in my conference build-up story.

June 4, 2007 by Munir Kotadia

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Microsoft's AusCERT security lottery gets a laugh

For the second year in a row, Microsoft's Q&A session at AusCERT has been well worth attending -- but for the wrong reasons.Attendance at the session this year was well down compared to last year, when the same room was packed to the rafters.

May 21, 2007 by Munir Kotadia

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Sydney is far too unsafe for President Bush

If Sydney is so unsafe that during his visit, the US president has to be followed around by a huge black helicopter that blocks mobile phone signals, I think he should stay at home and use videoconferencing instead.When George Bush comes to Australia for the APEC summit later this year, US military-owned helicopters will be buzzing around Sydney, roads will be diverted and train stations closed.

May 16, 2007 by Munir Kotadia

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AusCERT and GovCERT make lucrative peace

It looks like AusCERT and GovCERT have worked out their issues and are no longer stepping on each others' toes. Two years ago, the government launched its own Computer Emergency Response Team.

May 14, 2007 by Munir Kotadia

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