Biography for Paul Mah
Paul Mah is the associate editor for FierceCIO:TechWatch. Someone who has a passion for both enterprise tech and gadgets, Paul was in the IT industry for more than five years prior to joining FierceMarkets. Paul currently lives in Singapore where he teaches IT several times a week at a local polytechnic. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or on his personal blog at www.techblogger.io. You can also follow him on Twitter @paulmah and find him on LinkedIn.
Articles by Paul Mah
Over the course of a year, Instagram shifted its entire service, not once, but twice--without stopping the popular social media service.
Millions of legitimate servers that rely on dynamic domain name services from No-IP.com were caught in the crossfire and suffered outages starting Monday this week. This happened after Microsoft enforced a federal court order and seized 22 domain names operated by No-IP that it said were being abused to facilitate malware-related crimes.
According to various reports, the next version of Windows, codenamed Threshold, will reportedly arrive in March 2015. Notably, Threshold will incorporate a variety of features targeted at Windows "desktop" users who predominantly do work with their machines using a keyboard and mouse.
Apple is tweaking its two-factor authentication system to make it more robust for users accessing the company's iCloud Web apps from a Web browser. According to a report on AppleInsider, this entails the use of a verification code sent via text message to a trusted iOS device for accounts with 2FA enabled.
Microsoft has apologized for an outage experienced by its Exchange Online service that took place early last week, which it says was due to a "unique" set of circumstances that initially only affected a "small set of customers".
As many as 1,000 mobile devices were maliciously wiped at insurance giant Aviva UK last month, according to a report on The Register. This happened after an unknown perpetrator apparently gained access to a MobileIron admin server that controlled the affected mobile devices.
PayPal's second factor authentication, or 2FA, protection can be circumvented, says a senior security researcher at Duo Labs.
Google this week took the wraps off Android L, its next-gen revamp of the Android platform. In addition to 64-bit support, the major software upgrade also introduces a cross-platform design language that brings a new, unified user interface to Android and Chrome OS.
Greater scrutiny is being put on third-party service providers after a series of security breaches saw hackers successfully exploit vendors and service providers to compromise their primary targets.