Saeed Agha, General Manager Middle East, Palo Alto Networks

Palo Alto discovers widespread Android vulnerability

Palo Alto Networks has revealed details of a widespread vulnerability in Google’s Android mobile operating system that allows attackers to hijack the installation of a seemingly safe application – Android Package File (APK) – on user devices, replacing it with an app of the attacker’s choice.

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MEA PCs grow for third straight quarter

The Middle East and Africa (MEA) PC market posted its third successive quarter of year-on-year growth in Q4 2014, continuing its recovery from the seven consecutive quarterly declines it experienced leading up to Q2 2014.

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Network World ME Award winners announced

CNME’s prestigious Network World Middle East awards honoured the region’s top networking talent last night at the Safinah Ballroom in Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Dubai.

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HTC replaces CEO with founder

HTC founder Cher Wang is taking over as company CEO, as the Taiwanese Android smartphone maker fights to revive its struggling business.

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Snowden: IT pros are spying targets

National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden joined journalist Glenn Greenwald to complete the lineup at day three of CeBIT 2015 with a Q&A session at the Hannover trade show.

Dynamic defence

After a long summer break, CNME kicked off its long-anticipated event season with the return of the fifth annual Enterprise Security 360 Roadshow. Reaching Riyadh, Dubai and Doha, the show covered a range of issues that are never far from the thoughts of Middle Eastern CIOs. CNME reports from the UAE leg of the show.

A healthy house

Al Noor Hospitals Group has long been a leading healthcare provider in the UAE. As they look to expand beyond the borders of the Emirates, Wissam Ismail, Head of ICT is determined to keep the company’s IT infrastructure robust and healthy.

Lighting up

Cellular networks in the Middle East will need fatter pipes to the wired Internet to keep delivering a satisfying mobile experience, and fibre is emerging as the best for mobile backhaul networks.

MWC crucial for Samsung, HTC

Samsung Electronics and HTC are going head to head on Sunday with almost simultaneous launches of new flagship smartphones. Both companies have a lot to prove, but for different reasons.

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