Rate Limiting: Delivering more rules, and greater control

With more and more platforms taking the necessary precautions against DDoS attacks like integrating DDoS mitigation services and increasing bandwidth at weak points, Layer 3 and 4 attacks are just not as effective anymore. For Cloudflare, we have fully automated Layer 3/4 based protections with…

Abusing Linux’s firewall: the hack that allowed us to build Spectrum

Today we are introducing Spectrum: a new Cloudflare feature that brings DDoS protection, load balancing, and content acceleration to any TCP-based protocol. CC BY-SA 2.0 image by Staffan Vilcans Soon after we started building Spectrum, we hit a major technical obstacle: Spectrum requires us to…

Survey: 80% of Companies interested in accepting Cryptocurrency

… Distributed Denial of Services (DDoS) attacks. This ongoing fear has encouraged … respondents), ransomware (40%), and targeted hacking (39%),” reports FinancialIT.net. The … VISIT THE SOURCE ARTICLE Survey: 80% of Companies interested in accepting Cryptocurrency

Dutch tax office, banks hit by DDoS cyber attacks

AMSTERDAM, Jan 29 (Reuters) – The national tax office in the Netherlands briefly went offline on Monday due to a DDoS cyber attack, after the country’s largest banks were targeted, news agency ANP reported. ABN Amro and ING were both targeted by hackers, temporarily disrupting…

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…

Anonymous plans ‘destructive cyberattack’ on FCC to protest net neutrality repeal

Anonymous will reportedly launch a DDoS attack on the FCC website Pixabay Hacktivist group Anonymous will reportedly launch a “destructive” cyberattack against the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) website in protest of plans to dismantle net neutrality. The loose collective of hackers and activists use distributed-denial-of-service…