Paul Venezia

Columnist

Paul Venezia is a veteran *nix system and network architect, and senior contributing editor at InfoWorld, where he writes analysis, reviews and The Deep End blog.

The most dangerous data breach ever known

Net neutrality will prove as evil as the VCR

Net neutrality will prove as evil as the VCR

Everything old is new again, and the same tired threats will prove to be false once more

Build from best practices, but use your judgement too

Build from best practices, but use your judgement too

Sometimes best practices avoid past mistakes, and sometimes they create new ones

SourceForge: The end can't come too soon

SourceForge: The end can't come too soon

Don’t look now, but one of the first and largest open-source project hosting services has turned into a zombie

Those maddening, mysterious networking problems

Those maddening, mysterious networking problems

No matter how impossible it seems, there must be a solution -- and we have no choice but to find it

Code injection: A new low for ISPs

Code injection: A new low for ISPs

Beyond underhanded, Comcast and other carriers are inserting their own ads and notifications into their customers’ data streams

The Venom vulnerability: Little details bite back

The Venom vulnerability: Little details bite back

Bad attacks rarely come through the front door -- instead, the old cracks let in the problems

Flexibility vs. complexity: IT's double-edged sword

Flexibility vs. complexity: IT's double-edged sword

Sometimes a fixed path is beneficial, and sometimes you need room to maneuver

Don't get hung up on best practices

Don't get hung up on best practices

When it comes to designing real apps in the real world, best practices aren't always applicable

Disaster averted: The Comcast-TWC merger is dead

Disaster averted: The Comcast-TWC merger is dead

The dreaded mega merger is kaput, but the central problem remains: We need more ISP competition

Users in pre-production? It can work for IT

Users in pre-production? It can work for IT

Granting early access to IT project stakeholders is not always a bad move

Dear Apple: Your upgrade policy sucks

Dear Apple: Your upgrade policy sucks

Apple’s ‘my way or the highway’ upgrade policy for OS X really needs to change

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