January 18, 2018 12:06PM
However improbable: The story of a processor bug
Processor problems have been in the news lately, due to the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities. But generally, engineers writing software assume that computer hardware operates in a reliable, well-understood fashion, and that any problems lie on the software side of the software-hardware divide....
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January 08, 2018 6:57PM
An Explanation of the Meltdown/Spectre Bugs for a Non-Technical Audience
Last week the news of two significant computer bugs was announced. They've been dubbed Meltdown and Spectre and they take advantage of very technical systems that modern CPUs have implemented to make computers extremely fast....
March 01, 2017 3:27PM
Quantifying the Impact of "Cloudbleed"
Last Thursday we released details on a bug in Cloudflare's parser impacting our customers. It was an extremely serious bug that caused data flowing through Cloudflare's network to be leaked onto the Internet....
February 23, 2017 11:01PM
Incident report on memory leak caused by Cloudflare parser bug
Last Friday, Tavis Ormandy from Google’s Project Zero contacted Cloudflare to report a security problem with our edge servers. He was seeing corrupted web pages being returned by some HTTP requests run through Cloudflare....
January 01, 2017 10:40PM
How and why the leap second affected Cloudflare DNS
At midnight UTC on New Year’s Day, deep inside Cloudflare’s custom RRDNS software, a number went negative when it should always have been, at worst, zero. A little later this negative value caused RRDNS to panic....