Introducing Universal SSL

By GIXnews

The team at CloudFlare is excited to announce the release of Universal SSL™. Beginning today, we will support SSL connections to every CloudFlare customer, including the 2 million sites that have signed up for the free version of our service. This morning we began rolling out the Universal SSL across all our current customers. We…

Instagram appears blocked in China

By GIXnews

The photo-sharing platform, owned by Facebook, has reportedly been blocked in China following protests in Hong Kong. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

VIDEO: Inside the world of adult cosplay

By GIXnews

Meet the adults performing as characters from films, comics and video games for fun. In the world of cosplay, dressing up is serious business. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

Shellshock protection enabled for all customers

By GIXnews

On Thursday, we rolled out protection against the Shellshock bash vulnerability for all paying customers through the CloudFlare WAF. This protection was enabled automatically and immediately starting blocking malicious requests. We had a number of requests for protection from Shellshock for all our customers, including those on the Free plan. After observing the actual Shellshock…

Singer enters chart on streaming alone

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US singer Meghan Trainor becomes the first act to enter the UK top 40 based purely on streams of her music with her hit All About The Bass. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

One More Thing: Keyless SSL and CloudFlare’s Growing Network

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I wanted to write one more thing about Keyless SSL, our announcement from last week, before attention shifts to what we’ll be announcing on Monday. Keyless allows us to provide CloudFlare’s service without having private SSL keys stored locally on our edge servers. The news last week focused on how this could allow very large…

Budget UK ISP Primus Saver Changes Name to Fuel Broadband

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One of the markets cheapest broadband providers, Primus Saver (New Call Telecom), has decided to re-brand under the new name of Fuel Broadband. The move is due to take affect from Wednesday 1st October 2014. It’s perhaps fair to say that Primus has had somewhat of a rough summer. Back in July 2014 the ISP…

VIDEO: Watch CGI video of Pentre Ifan

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It’s 5,500 years old and one of the most distinctive features of the Welsh landscape, but now the Pentre Ifan monument gets the benefit of 21st Century technology. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

Celebrating CloudFlare’s 4th Birthday

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Since CloudFlare launched to the public four years ago today, we’ve always considered September 27th our birthday. We like to celebrate by doing something nice for our team and also for our customers. Two years ago, for example, we brought a cake into the office and then enabled free IPv6 support for all our customers.…

Big UK ISPs Confirm Home Routers Safe from the SHELLSHOCK Bug

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Last week’s news was flooded with coverage of a new vulnerability in the command-line Bash interface (shell) for many Linux / Unix based systems, called SHELLSHOCK (CVE-2014-6271). Bash forms a part of everything from web servers to Smartphones (iPhone, Android etc.) and even quite a few broadband routers, but don’t worry because most of you…