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  • Let’s Fix The Internet

    Let’s Fix The Internet

    I hate to be the one to tell you this, but: we, the people of the Internet, have collectively run up a colossal amount of technical debt. Much of our online infrastructure consists of band-aid and/or legacy Rube Goldberg solutions hacked together with bubble gum and baling wire; and the only way to pay back technical debt is to fix it. The good news is, we’re finally doing just that. Read More

  • CloudFlare’s New Keyless SSL Could Unlock Cloud For Financial Institutions

    CloudFlare’s New Keyless SSL Could Unlock Cloud For Financial Institutions

    Financial institutions crave cloud scalability, but have been reluctant to jump on the cloud bandwagon because of security concerns. In particular, they have been hesitant to expose their precious SSL keys to the open internet. The key identifies them as a financial institution and lets the other party know they can accept or send funds. As you can imagine, they don’t ever want… Read More

  • CloudFlare’s CEO On Expanding In Key Markets Like China And Brazil

    CloudFlare’s CEO On Expanding In Key Markets Like China And Brazil

    As Web security startup CloudFlare grows internationally, it plans to take a slow and steady approach to dealing with the challenges of expanding in key markets like China and Brazil. In a discussion with TechCrunch senior editor Jonathan Shieber this week at TechCrunch Beijing (organized with TechNode), CloudFlare co-founder and CEO Matthew Prince talked about dealing with laws and regulations… Read More

  • CloudFlare Teams Up With 15 NGOs To Protect Citizen Journalists And Activists From DDoS Attacks

    CloudFlare Teams Up With 15 NGOs To Protect Citizen Journalists And Activists From DDoS Attacks

    A lot of political speech now happens online, but that also makes it very vulnerable to DDoS attacks from those who don’t agree with a given viewpoint. Many of these sites are hosted by individual journalists (and citizen journalists, if you want to make that distinction) and artists, who likely don’t have the infrastructure and knowledge to protect themselves against these attacks. Read More

  • Meetup’s Multi-Day Outage Was Due To A Newer, More Powerful Type Of DDoS Attack

    Meetup’s Multi-Day Outage Was Due To A Newer, More Powerful Type Of DDoS Attack

    A bit of follow-up on Meetup’s DDoS (denial of service) attack which saw the company’s website and accompanying mobile services down for several days: according to the company, this was an example of the increasingly common NTP-based DDoS attack. Explains CloudFlare CEO Matthew Prince, who stepped in to help Meetup get back online, NTP-style attacks are a newer choice among… Read More

  • CloudFlare Acquires Anti-Malware Firm StopTheHacker

    CloudFlare Acquires Anti-Malware Firm StopTheHacker

    CloudFlare, the website security and content delivery service, today announced that it has acquired the anti-malware firm StopTheHacker. As CloudFlare founder and CEO Matthew Prince explains in today’s announcement, one of the challenges the company faces is to ensure that its network can’t be used to more efficiently distribute malware. “While CloudFlare is good at stopping… Read More

  • CloudFlare Reveals $50M Round From Union Square Ventures

    CloudFlare Reveals $50M Round From Union Square Ventures

    In what is quite possibly a move to bolster valuation ahead of raising a new round,CloudFlare has revealed that it raised a $50 million Series C in December of 2012, according to CEO and co-founder Matthew Prince. In case you’re unfamiliar with CloudFlare, it’s a service for website owners that offers protection from online threats, speeds up page load time, and optimizes… Read More

  • CloudFlare’s Mirage 2.0 Speeds Up Mobile Sites By Using Virtualized Images And Minimizing Requests

    CloudFlare’s Mirage 2.0 Speeds Up Mobile Sites By Using Virtualized Images And Minimizing Requests

    About a year ago, CloudFlare launched Mirage, a service for its paying users that aimed to speed up website loading times by delivering smaller images and using “lazy load” to just download images that actually appeared in the browser’s viewport. Today, the company is almost completely revamping this service based on what it learned from this first version. Read More

  • 6 Experts on Speeding Up Data

    6 Experts on Speeding Up Data

    Speed. That’s what it’s all about these days. The problem: it’s still more effective to use FedEx than trying to squeeze a data load across a network. It’s an absurd reality when it requires a plane to move data from one place to another. It’s not necessary to move terabytes of data all day, all night. Moving hard drives across the continent for a feature film… Read More

  • Hackers Point Large Botnet At WordPress Sites To Steal Admin Passwords And Gain Server Access

    Hackers Point Large Botnet At WordPress Sites To Steal Admin Passwords And Gain Server Access

    If you’re running a WordPress site, now would be a good time to ensure you are using very strong passwords and to make sure your username is not “admin.” According to reports from HostGator and CloudFlare, there is currently a significant attack being launched at WordPress blogs across the Internet. For the most part, this is a brute-force dictionary-based attack that aim to… Read More