The Curious Case of Caching CSRF Tokens

Published on by Junade Ali.

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 and Black Friday, e-commerce sites turned to services like Cloudflare to help optimise their performance and withstand the traffic spikes of the shopping…

Why Some Phishing Emails Are Mysteriously Disappearing

Published on by Dani Grant.

Phishing is the absolute worst. Unfortunately, sometimes phishing campaigns use Cloudflare for the very convenient, free DNS. To be clear –– there’s a difference between a compromised server being leveraged to send phishing emails and an intentionally malicious website dedicated to this type of activity. The latter clearly violates our terms of service. In the past, our Trust and Safety team would kick these intentional phishers off the…

The FCC Wants to Kill Net Neutrality - Use Battle for the Net on Cloudflare Apps to Fight Back

Published on by Andrew Fitch.

TL;DR - Net neutrality is under attack. There's an app on Cloudflare Apps that empowers site owners to host a popup on their sites, encouraging users to contact their congresspeople to fight back. Everyone should be doing this right now, before the December 14th FCC vote. Use Battle for the Net to Call your Congressperson » Attend Cloudflare's Save the Internet! Net Neutrality Call-A-Thon » The Federal…

McAllen, Texas: Cloudflare opens 119th Data Center just north of the Mexico border

Published on by Martin J Levy.

Five key facts to know about McAllen, Texas McAllen, Texas is on the southern tip of the Rio Grande Valley The city is named after John McAllen, who provided land in 1904 to bring the St. Louis, Brownsville & Mexico Railway railway into the area McAllen, Texas is named the City of Palms The border between Mexico and the USA is less than nine miles away from the…

The end of the road for Server: cloudflare-nginx

Published on by John Graham-Cumming.

Six years ago when I joined Cloudflare the company had a capital F, about 20 employees, and a software stack that was mostly NGINX, PHP and PowerDNS (there was even a little Apache). Today, things are quite different. CC BY-SA 2.0 image by Randy Merrill The F got lowercased, there are now more than 500 people and the software stack has changed radically. PowerDNS is gone and…