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

Does Microsoft adore Apple's iPhoto?

Apple customers must cringe when Microsoft starts talking about Windows Vista -- after all many of the same "new" features have been available on Mac OS X for about five years.This week I stumbled across a very clever video that shows someone demonstrating Apple's iPhoto software, with a voiceover from a Microsoft presentation describing some very similar features in Windows Vista.

April 18, 2007 by Munir Kotadia


Apple iBook gets 'hacked' by a pussy cat

An Apple iBook owner suspected his cat had hacked into his password-protected notebook. It turned out he was right -- his cat, which liked sleeping on his keyboard, managed to automatically bypass the computer's security.

March 26, 2007 by Munir Kotadia


Security demo ruined by vigilant people

It's a tough life trying to show off a state-of-the-art security monitoring system -- especially when helpful humans keep ruining the demo.On Wednesday, Japanese electronics giant NEC was showing off some of its latest products at Sydney's Museum of Contemporary Art.

March 8, 2007 by Munir Kotadia


Microsoft can't defend Windows Vista

Windows Defender for Vista has failed miserably when it comes to protecting users of Microsoft's latest operating system from a very basic attack.The penetration of Windows Vista is increasing but all the signs point to users of Microsoft's new OS facing a very scary few months when it comes to security issues.

February 19, 2007 by Munir Kotadia