Silex Malware: Deadly New Virus Bricks 1000s of IoT Devices

Your IoT’s not sick – Someone just turned it into a brick! A 14-year-old hacker created a new strain of malware called “Silex malware” which bricked over 4000 IoT devices in the span of a few hours.   Once again, the world is shocked to find that IoT devices are vulnerable to all kinds of attacks.…

Telegram Hit by Powerful DDoS Attack – Blames China

Rich irony – a secure messaging app was neutralized by a cyber attack. We live in a world where foreign governments are routinely accused of cyber meddling to subvert democratic elections. Is anyone surprised that an authoritarian government is blamed for a massive DDoS attack that shut down Telegram – a key social media channel…

5G Networks: Shaping Quality of Experience (QoE) in the 5G Era

After reigning for 8+ years as the standard for mobile broadband, 4G networks are about to be dethroned by 5G. 5G networks promise dramatically faster speeds, lower latency and massive machine to machine communications – but is this enough to ensure happy consumers? Back in 2009, 4G was launched with the promise of delivering faster…

Closed-Loop Automation: What it means for CSPs | Allot

Where is Your CSP on the Closed Loop Automation Journey? Automation in telecom is not new. But it has evolved. Initially, it was about being more efficient at solving well-defined problems – the known knowns. Solutions like Root Cause Analysis that reduced tens of thousands of NOC alarms to a single “parent alarm”, which highlighted…

Don’t be a Dumb Pipe! You CAN Analyze Encrypted Video Traffic

If you were to ask consumers in regulated countries what the main driver was for choosing their mobile service provider, chances are they’ll tell you that when it comes to data bundles and price, they’re all similar. So, what is most important to them?   Well here are a few hints. By 2021, 82% of…

Can You Keep Up with Game-Changing DDoS Attacks? Q&A from Allot’s Webinar

In our recent webinar, I discussed with Maya Canetti, Allot’s Director of Product Management, how intensified DDoS attacks against service providers have become highly destructive. We considered the newest threats, why traditional security solutions can’t cope with the rapidly changing nature of these threats, and what can be done to best protect networks. Note: If…

Recapping MWC 2018: Four Things We Would Like to Have Seen

Another Mobile World Congress (MWC) has come and gone. An impressive event as always, this year over 100,000 people descended on an unusually chilly Barcelona for the world’s largest exhibition for the ever-expanding mobile industry to learn about the latest trends and technologies – and to showcase the latest innovations. If one word were to…

From the Flu to DDoS – an Epidemic of Epidemics!

Last week, while the mobile industry was busy celebrating telecom innovation at MWC18, another kind of innovation was making headlines: a record 1.35 Tbps DDoS attack was launched (and it has already been surpassed), causing some disruption and highlighting the potential for much worse. In this instance, the attack was detected and mitigated relatively quickly—but…

DPI: Enabling secure, personalized and metered services

Why Deep Packet Inspection may be the key to enabling secure, personalized and metered services, should the FCC decide to end net neutrality in the USA. And isn’t it ironic?* It’s like spamming the FCC with bot driven anti net neutrality comments. It’s like a DDoS attack keeping anyone from commenting on it OK maybe…