How Cloudflare's Architecture Allows Us to Scale to Stop the Largest Attacks

Published on by Matthew Prince.

The last few weeks have seen several high-profile outages in legacy DNS and DDoS-mitigation services due to large scale attacks. Cloudflare's customers have, understandably, asked how we are positioned to handle similar attacks. While there are limits to any service, including Cloudflare, we are well architected to withstand these recent

TLS nonce-nse

Published on by Filippo Valsorda.

One of the base principles of cryptography is that you can't just encrypt multiple messages with the same key. At the very least, what will happen is that two messages that have identical plaintext will also have identical ciphertext, which is a dangerous leak. (This is similar to why you

Say Cheese: a snapshot of the massive DDoS attacks coming from IoT cameras

Published on by Marek Majkowski.

Over the last few weeks we've seen DDoS attacks hitting our systems that show that attackers have switched to new, large methods of bringing down web applications. They appear to come from an IoT botnet (like Mirai and relations) which were responsible for the large attacks against Brian Krebs. Our