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  • Trolling the patent trolls

    Trolling the patent trolls

    “Don’t feed the trolls,” the popular wisdom goes. But with a new project, Cloudflare is taking things a little farther — the company is trying to starve its trolls out by taking away their revenue. Patent lawsuits against tech companies are fairly common, and most companies will simply settle with their opponents rather than fund an expensive, lengthy legal defense. Read More

  • Cloudflare debuts a security solution for IoT

    Cloudflare debuts a security solution for IoT

    Cloudflare, the content delivery network that promises speed and security for websites, announced today that it’s moving into the internet-of-things industry with a security product called Orbit. Now, instead of just securing websites, Cloudflare wants to secure IoT devices too. Orbit has been developed over the last 18 months in response to customer demand, Cloudflare CEO Matthew Price… Read More

  • Federal court decides that Adobe can’t stay under a gag order over search warrant forever

    Federal court decides that Adobe can’t stay under a gag order over search warrant forever

    According to newly unsealed documents, a federal court in California ruled that it is unlawful for Adobe to remain under an indefinite gag order regarding a search warrant for one of its users. In the ruling, the Los Angeles court concluded that the government had not made a sufficient argument to support the ongoing nature of a gag order it issued to Adobe in 2016. Read More

  • Project Zero uncovers a nasty Wi-Fi chip exploit

    Project Zero uncovers a nasty Wi-Fi chip exploit

    Google’s Project Zero has been on a roll lately, unveiling sophisticated bugs in Cloudflare, LastPass and now Broadcom, a Wi-Fi chip supplier whose product is found in iPhones, Nexuses and Samsung devices. Read More

  • CREDO and Cloudflare argue against national security letter gag orders

    CREDO and Cloudflare argue against national security letter gag orders

    Earlier this week, the FBI finally allowed Cloudflare and CREDO Mobile to identify themselves as recipients of national security letters, which allow the agency to secretly order tech companies to hand over customer data. (The FBI initially allowed Cloudflare and CREDO to disclose some but not all of their NSLs; TechCrunch reported in January the two companies had received additional NSLs… Read More

  • Cloudbleed investigation turns up a million leaks but no signs of exploitation

    Cloudbleed investigation turns up a million leaks but no signs of exploitation

    Since Cloudflare revealed a bug that caused random chunks of data to leak from customer websites, including Fitbit and OkCupid, the company has worked to determine the extent of the problem. It turns out that the vulnerability caused extensive leaks — which isn’t much of a surprise, given the sheer number of websites that use Cloudflare for its security and performance… Read More

  • Crunch Report | Tesla and Rollercoasters

    Waymo is suing Otto and Uber for allegedly stealing its trade secrets, Layer gets more funding and acquires Cola, a major Cloudflare bug leaked sensitive data from customers’ websites and Elon Musk addresses unionization concerns at Tesla. All this on Crunch Report. Read More

  • How to secure your data after the Cloudflare leak

    How to secure your data after the Cloudflare leak

    Cloudflare revealed yesterday that a bug in its code caused sensitive data to leak from some of the major websites that use its performance enhancement and security services. Uber, Fitbit, OkCupid and 1Password are among Cloudflare’s millions of clients, and it’s possible that personal data such as authentication tokens and cookies leaked from many client websites during the… Read More

  • Major Cloudflare bug leaked sensitive data from customers’ websites

    Major Cloudflare bug leaked sensitive data from customers’ websites

    Cloudflare revealed a serious bug in its software today that caused sensitive data like passwords, cookies, authentication tokens to spill in plaintext from its customers’ websites. The announcement is a major blow for the content delivery network, which offers enhanced security and performance for more than 5 million websites. This could have allowed anyone who noticed the error to… Read More

  • Twitter releases national security letters

    Twitter releases national security letters

    Over the last eight months, tech companies have slowly been revealing that they’ve received national security letters from the Federal Bureau of Investigation that force the firms to secretly disclose user data to the government. Today, Twitter joined the ranks of Yahoo, Cloudflare and Google by announcing it had received two national security letters, one in 2015 and one in 2016. The… Read More

  • Cloudflare explains how FBI gag order impacted business

    Cloudflare explains how FBI gag order impacted business

    Cloudflare issued its biannual transparency report yesterday, detailing the government requests for user data it received during the latter half of 2016. Many tech companies make regular disclosures about these types of requests in an effort to be more transparent with their users, and, following the passage of the USA Freedom Act, more and more of these disclosures include national… Read More

  • Cloudflare acquires Eager to enhance app platform

    Cloudflare acquires Eager to enhance app platform

    Cloudflare announced today that it has acquired Eager, a tool for easily integrating apps into any website. The company did not disclose the purchase price, but Eager’s four employees will be joining Cloudflare, and continuing to work out of their Cambridge, MA office — at least for the time being. Eager was founded in 2014 by two former HubSpot employees, Zack Bloom and Adam Schwartz. Read More

  • CloudFlare adds lots of new encryption features

    CloudFlare adds lots of new encryption features

    CloudFlare is encrypting its corner of the internet. The company announced today that it has rolled out new encryption features for all the websites it protects: TLS 1.3, automatic HTTPS rewrites, and opportunistic encryption upgrades. The technical upgrades will occur behind the scenes, so CloudFlare’s customers won’t notice much of a difference (except perhaps a slight uptick… Read More

  • What if cybersecurity followed physics? Crunch Network

    What if cybersecurity followed physics?

    The first cybersecurity unicorn kernel popped in late 2013 with the announcement of CloudFlare’s $50 million Series C investment. Today, 10 privately held companies hold membership in the ultra-exclusive cybersecurity unicorn club. With the addition of each new member, eyebrows are raised and questions are asked. Are cybersecurity unicorns outliers or are we at the start of a… Read More

  • CloudFlare’s New Domain Registry Protects Site Owners From Domain Hijacking

    CloudFlare’s New Domain Registry Protects Site Owners From Domain Hijacking

    CloudFlare, the security-focused content delivery network, already protects its customers from DDoS attacks and other attacks, but today, the company is taking another step to ensure its customers remain in control of their sites. CloudFlare is launching a domain registry service — CloudFlare Registrar — that protects high-profile sites from domain hijackings and domain… Read More

  • What’s The Half Life Of A Unicorn? Crunch Network

    What’s The Half Life Of A Unicorn?

    Cybercorns are companies that have surpassed the magical $1 billion valuation. Several of these extraordinary ventures are Okta, Sophos, Tanium, Palantir, FireEye, Splunk, Zscaler, Lookout, CloudFlare, Illumio and AVAST. But in a world where technology is changing rapidly, and in which attackers are agile and focused, which of these unicorns will survive? What is the half-life, perhaps measured… Read More

  • Cloudflare Turns on HTTP/2 For All Of Its Users

    Cloudflare Turns on HTTP/2 For All Of Its Users

    Earlier this year, the specs for HTTP/2 — the successor to the HTTP protocol that powers the web — were finalized. But as with any technology that aims to replace such a fundamental part of the Internet, it takes a while before people adopt it. The number of HTTP/2 sites is going to double today, though, as Cloudflare now defaults all of its free and Pro users to the new… Read More

  • CloudFlare Hints IPO Could Be Coming, But Not This Year

    CloudFlare Hints IPO Could Be Coming, But Not This Year

    Just this morning, CloudFlare announced a $110 million round led by Fidelity Investments, and on stage today at TechCrunch Disrupt, Michelle Zatlyn, CloudFlare’s head of customer experience, told TechCrunch’s Frederic Lardinois the company definitely won’t be IPOing this year — but she hinted that it’s out there on the horizon. When a big round is led by… Read More

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