Tag Archives: security

More Than 162,000 WordPress Sites Used for Distributed Denial of Service Attack

Distributed Denial of Service (DDOS) attacks are becoming a common trend on our blog lately, and that’s OK because it’s a very serious issue for every website owner. Today I want to talk about a large DDOS attack that leveraged thousands of unsuspecting WordPress websites as indirect amplification vectors. Any WordPress site with XML-RPC enabled More Info »

DDoS Prevention: Protecting The Origin

One of the many great features that CloudFlare provides is protection from Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks. A malicious party who wants to make your website or web service unavailable could try to overwhelm it with requests from compromised machines (or bots) all around the world. With a large enough volume of requests, your More Info »

Staying on top of TLS attacks

CloudFlare makes extensive use of TLS connections throughout our service which makes staying on top of the latest news about security problems with TLS a priority. We use TLS both externally and internally and different uses of TLS have different constraints. Broadly there are three ways we use TLS: to handle HTTPS connections from web More Info »

App: GamaSec Web Application Security and Vulnerability Scanning

We enjoy working with companies who share a focus on website security. When GamaSec, an online web vulnerability-assessment service, inquired about ways to integrate, we were excited to make their scanning service available as a CloudFlare app, where any CloudFlare customer can easily turn on GamaSec. GamaSec’s cloud-based security scan serves as an early-warning system More Info »