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Will utility grid computing really make MIPS a commodity?

When people start referring to MIPS (Million Instructions Per Second) being turned into a commodity due to utility and grid computing, it sounds like the best thing since sliced bread. But if you really start to think about it, the idea becomes more and more ludicrous.

December 9, 2004 by George Ou


Seventeen vulnerabilities patched but it's not for Windows?

Last week, Apple announced the availability of a mega patch that addressed 17 security vulnerabilities. Some of the vulnerabilities affected open-source components of Mac OS X such as Apache, while other vulnerabilities affected Apple's in-house code.

December 5, 2004 by George Ou


Wireless VoIP: An arranged marriage made in the cradle

VoIP and Wi-Fi were never designed to work with each other, but the strong demand for it has resulted in an arranged marriage of children. Both technology are barely out of their infancy and just beginning to enter in to the main stream of everyday life, but there are serious obstacles to the success of this marriage.

December 2, 2004 by George Ou


Are SSL VPNs really 'better' than IP VPNs?

SSL VPNs are often touted as the best thing since sliced bread as far as remote access is concerned. Recently, I even heard them described as "more secure" than traditional IP based VPN clients.

November 21, 2004 by George Ou


Are public vulnerability disclosures ethical?

This age old debate has recently been rekindled by Finjan on the recent rapid disclosure of 10 possible Windows XP SP2 flaws. As it turned out, Finjan's motivation was highly questionable since they didn't give Microsoft a chance to fix the flaw before their disclosure to the public and they conveniently had their own software that they could sell you to protect you from their disclosure.

November 15, 2004 by George Ou