October 24, 2019 1:00PM
Who DDoS'd Austin?
It was a scorching Monday on July 22 as temperatures soared above 37°C (99°F) in Austin, TX, the live music capital of the world. Only hours earlier, the last crowds dispersed from the historic East 6th Street entertainment district....
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August 13, 2019 5:00PM
On the recent HTTP/2 DoS attacks
Today, multiple Denial of Service (DoS) vulnerabilities were disclosed for a number of HTTP/2 server implementations. Cloudflare uses NGINX for HTTP/2. Customers using Cloudflare are already protected against these attacks....
June 13, 2019 1:00PM
Protecting Project Galileo websites from HTTP attacks
Yesterday, we celebrated the fifth anniversary of Project Galileo. More than 550 websites are part of this program, and they have something in common: each and every one of them has been subject to attacks in the last month....
March 20, 2019 3:01PM
Spectrum for UDP: DDoS protection and firewalling for unreliable protocols
Today, we're announcing Spectrum for UDP. Spectrum for UDP works the same as Spectrum for TCP: Spectrum sits between your clients and your origin. Incoming connections are proxied through, whilst applying our DDoS protection and IP Firewall rules....
November 28, 2018 7:59PM
L4Drop: XDP DDoS Mitigations
Efficient packet dropping is a key part of Cloudflare’s distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack mitigations. In this post, we introduce a new tool in our packet dropping arsenal: L4Drop....
November 12, 2018 11:27AM
The rise of multivector DDoS attacks
It's been a while since we last wrote about Layer 3/4 DDoS attacks on this blog. This is a good news - we've been quietly handling the daily onslaught of DDoS attacks. Since our last write-up, a handful of interesting L3/4 attacks have happened. Let's review them....