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…

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…

Criminals Hacking CPUs to Mine Cryptocurrencies

  Cryptocurrency Hijacking Cryptocurrency hijacking, or “cryptojacking” is one of the major threats faced by Enterprise IT teams today, and probably the most underestimated. Cryptojacking involves the covert, illegal use of targeted computing resources to mine cryptocurrencies. Cryptocurrency mining requires massive processing power to solve complex algorithms as part of the blockchain validation mechanism. This…

“Anonymous” to Erase Israel from the Internet—Or Is It?

  Five years ago, a “hacktivist” group of cyber-disruptors united to attack the Internet infrastructure and websites of the State of Israel. The initial date of that attack was the 7th of April 2013, the eve of Israel’s annual Holocaust Memorial Day, and they have continued to target Israel every year on the anniversary of…

IoT Security and the Home Consumer

  True story. All I wanted was to upgrade our home thermostat to a smart one. What did I end up with? A lecture about IoT security. Who gave me the lecture? You won’t guess—my wife! Smart and educated, my wife is well-versed in what’s going on in the world through reading newspapers and watching…

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…

2018 Predictions: Will Technology Deliver on its Promise in 2018?

The past twelve months has been a turbulent year for many, not least with its fair share of extreme weather and economic crises. However it’s not all been doom and gloom. Google’s 2017 Year in Search revealed the most popular type of question asked to its search engine was “how” – evidencing people’s yearning to…

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…