Brute Force Attacks on IoT – Here to Stay?

IoT devices, such as routers, printers, televisions, cameras, lamps, baby-monitors and what-ever-else, can be found, well, everywhere. Their use has been growing for years and is expected to continue to grow. Unfortunately, these devices are notoriously vulnerable, or worse, the security implementation is so flawed that they are counter-protective leaving the consumer with a false feeling…

DNS Attack on Yandex – Can It Happen to You?

Last week, Russian media was hit with news about massive DNS (Domain Name System) attacks on Yandex, the country’s biggest technology company and local giant of internet search – essentially, the Google of Russia. The network attacks exploited vulnerabilities in the block-list system of Roskomnadzor, Russia’s state censor, that the government uses to ban sites…

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…

Net Neutrality – Dead as a Dodo

Net neutrality is about to go the way of the Dodo Bird. Regardless of whether you are pro-Trump or anti-Trump, pro-regulation or anti-regulation, this is a huge change in how we access the internet. Will service providers favor their own services, strike deals with content providers that effectively box out smaller competitors or create a…

100 Million Brazilians Disconnected from WhatsApp – Network Intelligence to the Rescue!

I was abroad this week when Brazilian court has ordered mobile operators in the country to block WhatsApp for 72 hours due to a dispute over access to encrypted data (the decision was reversed and service restored a day later). WhatsApp refused to turn over chat records related to a drug investigation to the courts, claiming these records are not accessible following the newly implemented end-to-end encryption capabilities.

“There is gold in them thar networks”…and I agree!

I agree with Jim Martin, and it’s even more relevant today than it was back then. Beyond providing us with worldwide 24/7 connectivity that we have learned to expect, Communication Service Providers – CSPs – are masters of brand marketing, segmentation and continuous introduction of new pricing packages.  When I browse the websites of CSPs,…