Stupidly Simple DDoS Protocol (SSDP) generates 100 Gbps DDoS

Published on by Marek Majkowski.

Last month we shared statistics on some popular reflection attacks. Back then the average SSDP attack size was ~12 Gbps and largest SSDP reflection we recorded was: 30 Mpps (millions of packets per second) 80 Gbps (billions of bits per second) using 940k reflector IPs This changed a couple of days ago when we noticed an unusually large SSDP amplification. It's worth deeper investigation since it crossed the…

Announcing the Cloudflare Apps Platform and Developer Fund

Published on by Matthew Prince.

When we started Cloudflare we had no idea if anyone would validate our core idea. Our idea was that everyone should have the ability to be as fast and secure as the Internet giants like Google, Facebook, and Microsoft. Six years later, it's incredible how far that core idea has taken us. CC BY-SA 2.0 image by Mobilus In Mobili Today, Cloudflare runs one of the largest…

Announcing the New Cloudflare Apps

Published on by Renan Dincer.

Today we’re excited to announce the next generation of Cloudflare Apps. Cloudflare Apps is an open platform of tools to build a high quality website. It’s a place where every website owner can select from a vast catalog of Apps which can improve their websites and internet properties in every way imaginable. Selected apps can be previewed and installed instantly with just a few clicks, giving…

Project Jengo: Explaining Challenges to Patent Validity (and a looming threat)

Published on by Doug Kramer.

We’ve written a couple times about the problem of patent trolls, and what we are doing in response to the first case a troll filed against Cloudflare. We set a goal to find prior art on all 38 Blackbird Tech patents and applications and then obtain a legal determination that Blackbird Tech’s patents are invalid. Such a determination will end Blackbird’s ability to file or…

When the Internet (Officially) Became the Public Square

Published on by Alissa Starzak.

Sometimes, well-intended efforts to prevent unacceptable behavior run into the reality of what it means to have an open and free society. That is what happened at the Supreme Court on Monday. Souvenir Postcard by unknown The Supreme Court issued an opinion confirming something we at Cloudflare have long believed -- that the First Amendment protects access to the Internet. Using sweeping language, Justice Kennedy compared internet access…