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Countdown to Paris 2024 Olympics: France leads in web interest

2024-07-22

As the Paris 2024 Olympics approach, our analysis reveals France, the host nation, leads in DNS traffic to official Olympic sites, followed by the UK, the US, and Australia...

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Countdown to Paris 2024 Olympics: France leads in web interest

Exploring Internet traffic during the 2024 U.S. Republican National Convention

2024-07-19

Cloudflare RadarElectionsUSAPolitics

This week, the Republican National Convention was hosted in Milwaukee, Wisconsin from July 15 to 18, 2024. We examined traffic shifts and cyberattacks since June 2024 to see how these events have impacted the Internet...

Eliminating hardware with Load Balancing and Cloudflare One

2024-07-16

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Cloudflare is adding support for end-to-end private traffic flows to our local traffic management (LTM) load balancing solution, and allowing for the replacement of hardware load balancers...

Q2 2024 Internet disruption summary

2024-07-16

Cloudflare RadarInternet TrafficInternet ShutdownInternet QualityOutageConsumer Services

Government directed shutdowns and cable cuts were both significant sources of Internet outages in Q2 2024. This post explores these disruptions, as well as others caused by power outages, maintenance, technical problems, military action, and unknown causes...

Application Security report: 2024 update

2024-07-11

Application SecurityWAFBot ManagementAPI

Cloudflare’s updated 2024 view on Internet cyber security trends spanning global traffic insights, bot traffic insights, API traffic insights, and client-side risks...

Euro 2024’s impact on Internet traffic: a closer look at finalists Spain and England

2024-07-11

Cloudflare RadarInternet TrafficTrendsFootball

Here we examine how UEFA Euro 2024 football matches have influenced Internet traffic patterns in participating countries, with a special focus on the two finalists, Spain and England, on their journey to the final...

Cloudflare Zaraz adds support for server-side rendering of X and Instagram embeds

2024-07-10

Zaraz

We are thrilled to announce Cloudflare Zaraz support for server-side rendering of embeds from X and Instagram. This allows for secure, privacy-preserving, and performant embedding without third-party JavaScript or cookies, enhancing security, privacy, and performance on your website...

DDoS threat report for 2024 Q2

2024-07-09

DDoS ReportsCloudflare RadarAttacksDNS FloodTrendsSYN FloodRansom Attacks

Welcome to the 18th edition of the Cloudflare DDoS Threat Report. Released quarterly, these reports provide an in-depth analysis of the DDoS threat landscape as observed across the Cloudflare network. This edition focuses on the second quarter of 2024...

RADIUS/UDP vulnerable to improved MD5 collision attack

2024-07-09

Vulnerabilities

The RADIUS protocol is commonly used to control administrative access to networking gear. Despite its importance, RADIUS hasn’t changed much in decades. We discuss an attack on RADIUS as a case study for why it’s important for legacy protocols to keep up with advancements in cryptography...

French elections: political cyber attacks and Internet traffic shifts

2024-07-08

ElectionsCloudflare RadarFranceInternet TrafficTrendsElection SecurityDDoSAttacks

Check the dynamics of the 2024 French legislative elections, the surprising election results’ impact on Internet traffic changes, and the cyber attacks targeting political parties...

UK election day 2024: traffic trends and attacks on political parties

2024-07-05

ElectionsUnited KingdomCloudflare RadarInternet TrafficTrendsDDoSElection Security

Here, we explore the dynamics of Internet traffic and cybersecurity during the UK’s 2024 general election, highlighting late-day traffic changes and a post-vote attack on a political party...

Cloudflare 1.1.1.1 incident on June 27, 2024

2024-07-04

1.1.1.1Outage

On June 27, 2024, a small number of users globally may have noticed that 1.1.1.1 was unreachable or degraded. The root cause was a mix of BGP (Border Gateway Protocol) hijacking and a route leak...

First round of French election: party attacks and a modest traffic dip

2024-07-03

Cloudflare RadarInternet TrafficTrendsDDoSElectionsElection Security

How Cloudflare mitigated DDoS attacks targeting French political parties during the 2024 legislative elections, as detailed in our ongoing election coverage...

Declare your AIndependence: block AI bots, scrapers and crawlers with a single click

2024-07-03

BotsBot ManagementAI BotsAIMachine LearningGenerative AI

To help preserve a safe Internet for content creators, we’ve just launched a brand new “easy button” to block all AI bots. It’s available for all customers, including those on our free tier...

How the first 2024 US presidential debate influenced Internet traffic and security trends

2024-06-28

Cloudflare RadarElectionsUSAElection Security

See how the first 2024 US presidential debate between Biden and Trump influenced Internet traffic patterns, email trends, and heightened cybersecurity concerns across digital platforms...

Supporting Postgres Named Prepared Statements in Hyperdrive

2024-06-28

Developer PlatformCloudflare WorkersHyperdrivePostgresSQLMessage ProtocolPrepared Statements

Hyperdrive (Cloudflare’s globally distributed SQL connection pooler and cache) recently added support for Postgres protocol-level named prepared statements across pooled connections. We dive deep on what it took to add this feature...

Cloudflare incident on June 20, 2024

2024-06-26

Post MortemOutage

A new DDoS rule resulted in an increase in error responses and latency for Cloudflare customers. Here’s how it went wrong, and what we’ve learned...

Helping keep customers safe with leaked password notification

2024-06-24

PasswordsSecurity

To help protect against account compromise via credential stuffing attacks, Cloudflare will notify dashboard users when we detect that a password was found in an external data breach...

How the UEFA Euro 2024 football games are impacting local Internet traffic

2024-06-21

Cloudflare RadarTrendsDDoSInternet Traffic

Discover how UEFA Euro 2024 is shifting Internet traffic patterns during games across Europe with insights into traffic drops and cybersecurity concerns during national team games...

Exam-ining recent Internet shutdowns in Syria, Iraq, and Algeria

2024-06-21

Cloudflare RadarInternet TrafficOutageInternet ShutdownBGPConsumer Services

Similar to actions taken over the last several years, governments in Syria, Iraq, and Algeria have again disrupted Internet connectivity nationwide in an attempt to prevent cheating on exams. We investigate how these disruptions were implemented, and their impact...