Paul Mah

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 or on his personal blog at You can also follow him on Twitter @paulmah and find him on LinkedIn.

Articles by Paul Mah

Two things we can learn from Instagram's massive, zero-downtime migration to Facebook

Over the course of a year, Instagram shifted its entire service, not once, but twice--without stopping the popular social media service. 

Microsoft pulls plug on both malware operators, innocent users

Millions of legitimate servers that rely on dynamic domain name services from 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.

Report: Windows 9 will see Microsoft paying more attention to desktop

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 moves to strengthen iCloud Web apps with two-factor authentication

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 apologizes for Office 365 outage, explains what happened

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".

Spotlight: Acronis releases True Image for Mac

Acronis last week launched Acronis True Image (ATI) for Mac, its new data backup software for the OS X operating system. The app sports a user interface tailored for Mac computers, is fast and can...

Malicious data wipe of 1,000 mobile devices highlights importance of using good passwords

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.

Loophole in PayPal two factor authentication implementation allows it to be circumvented

PayPal's second factor authentication, or 2FA, protection can be circumvented, says a senior security researcher at Duo Labs.

Google targets the enterprise with next-gen Android L platform

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.

Security breaches cause greater scrutiny of third-party service providers

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.