At CloudFlare, we’re committed to making sure the encrypted web is available to everyone, even those with older browsers. At the same time, we want to make sure that as many people as possible are using the most modern and secure encryption available to them.
The web is an collaborative ecosystem. Web standards exist to ensure that participants of the network behave in a predictable way.
It’s well known that SHA-1 is no longer considered a secure cryptographic hash function. Researchers now believe that finding a hash collision (two values that result in the same value when SHA-1 is applied) is inevitable and likely to happen.
A major part of securing a network as geographically diverse as CloudFlare’s is protecting data as it travels between datacenters. Customer data and logs are important to protect but so is all the control data that our applications use to communicate with each other.
Thousands of developers use CloudFlare to accelerate and secure the backend of their mobile applications and websites. This week is WWDC, where thousands of Apple developers come to San Francisco to talk, learn and share best practices for developing software for Apple platforms.