Cyber Security Tips (for your Parents)

Today, December 25th, Cloudflare offices around the world are taking a break. From San Francisco to London and Singapore; engineers have retreated home for the holidays (albeit with PagerDuty safely in arms reach, schedule permitting). Software engineering pro-tip: Do not, I repeat, do not deploy…

TLS 1.3 is going to save us all, and why IoT is still insecure

As I’m writing this, four DDoS attacks are ongoing and being automatically mitigated by Gatebot. Cloudflare’s job is to get attacked. Our network gets attacked constantly. Around the fall of 2016, we started seeing DDoS attacks that looked a little different than usual. One attack…

Technical reading from the Cloudflare blog for the holidays

During 2017 Cloudflare published 172 blog posts (including this one). If you need a distraction from the holiday festivities at this time of year here are some highlights from the year. CC BY 2.0 image by perzon seo The WireX Botnet: How Industry Collaboration Disrupted…

2018 and the Internet: our predictions

At the end of 2016, I wrote a blog post with seven predictions for 2017. Let’s start by reviewing how I did. Public Domain image by Michael Sharpe I’ll score myself with two points for being correct, one point for mostly right and zero for…

The Athenian Project: Helping Protect Elections

From cyberattacks on election infrastructure, to attempted hacking of voting machines, to attacks on campaign websites, the last few years have brought us unprecedented attempts to use online vulnerabilities to affect elections both in the United States and abroad. In the United States, the Department…

There’s Always Cache in the Banana Stand

We’re happy to announce that we now support all HTTP Cache-Control response directives. This puts powerful control in the hands of you, the people running origin servers around the world. We believe we have the strongest support for Internet standard cache-control directives of any large…

The Curious Case of Caching CSRF Tokens

It is now commonly accepted as fact that web performance is critical for business. Slower sites can affect conversion rates on e-commerce stores, they can affect your sign-up rate on your SaaS service and lower the readership of your content. In the run-up to Thanksgiving…

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