Contributing back to the security community

Published on by Ryan Lackey.

This Friday at the RSA Conference in San Francisco, along with Marc Rogers, Principal Security Researcher at CloudFlare, I'm speaking about a version of The Grugq's PORTAL, an open source network security device designed to make life easier and safer for anyone traveling, especially internationally, with phones, tablets, laptops, and other network-connected devices. Portal uses open-source software and services to take inexpensive, commodity travel routers and turn them…

Protection against critical Windows vulnerability (CVE-2015-1635)

Published on by Ben Cartwright-Cox.

A few hours ago, more details surfaced about the MS15-034 vulnerability. Simple PoC code has been widely published that will hang a Windows web server if sent a request with an HTTP Range header containing large byte offsets. We have rolled out a WAF rule that blocks these requests. Customers on a paid plan and who have the WAF enabled are automatically protected against this problem. It is…

CloudFlare is now a Google Cloud Platform Technology Partner

Published on by Maria Karaivanova.

We’re excited to announce that CloudFlare has just been named a Google Cloud Platform Technology Partner. So what does this mean? Now, Google Cloud Platform customers can experience the best of both worlds—the power and protection of the CloudFlare community along with the flexibility and scalability of Google’s infrastructure. We share many mutual customers with Google, and this collaboration makes it even easier for Google…

The oldest trick in the ASCII book

Published on by John Graham-Cumming.

If you're old enough (or interested enough) to have spent a lot of time messing around with the ASCII table then you might have run into a strange fact: it's possible to uppercase ASCII text using just bitwise AND. And it turns out that in some situations this isn't just a curiosity, but actually useful. Here are the ASCII characters 0x20 (space) to 0x7E (tilde). 0123456789ABCDEF0123456789ABCDEF +-------------------------------- 0x20|…