Protecting web origins with Authenticated Origin Pulls

As we have been discussing this week, securing the connection between CloudFlare and the origin server is arguably just as important as securing the connection between end users and CloudFlare. The origin certificate authority we announced this week will help CloudFlare verify that it is talking to the correct origin Continue Reading

Singapore companies to spend more on IT security

Singapore companies are expected to spend 23 per cent of their IT budgets on security over the next three years, up from 15 percent today, a CA-sponsored study has found. According to the study, the higher spending is largely driven by the need to guard against data breaches, improve mobile Continue Reading

Thoughts on Network Neutrality, the FCC, and the Future of Internet Governance

Today the United States Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted to extend the rules that previously regulated the telephone industry to now regulate Internet Service Providers (ISPs). The Commission did this in order to preserve the principle of network neutrality. Broadly stated, this principle is that networks should not discriminate against Continue Reading

Enforce Web Policy with HTTP Strict Transport Security (HSTS)

HTTP Strict Transport Security (HSTS, RFC 6797) is a web security policy technology designed to help secure HTTPS web servers against downgrade attacks. HSTS is a powerful technology which is not yet widely adopted. CloudFlare aims to change this. Downgrade attacks (also known as SSL stripping attacks) are a serious Continue Reading

Finding more mobile-friendly search results

Webmaster level: all When it comes to search on mobile devices, users should get the most relevant and timely results, no matter if the information lives on mobile-friendly web pages or apps. As more people use mobile devices to access the internet, our algorithms have to adapt to these usage Continue Reading

[Virtuozzo] VPS Windows maintenance

Dear Customers Our maintenance team will be arranging a maintenance windows for installing critical security fixes of all our VPS Windows servers.   Details Date/Time : 28th of Feb, Saturday / 12:00am – 03:00am hours SGT   VPS IP range : 117.120.5.x, 117.120.6.x Hosting plan/services : VPS Windows Standard/Plesk edition   IMPACT : Continue Reading

Enforce Web Policy with Hypertext Strict Transport Security (HSTS)

Hypertext Strict Transport Security (HSTS, RFC 6797) is a web security policy technology designed to help secure HTTPS web servers against downgrade attacks. HSTS is a powerful technology which is not yet widely adopted. CloudFlare aims to change this. Downgrade attacks (also known as SSL stripping attacks) are a serious Continue Reading

Messenger Update – March 2015

At Bulletin we are always listening to your feedback and adapting the Messenger product to suit what you need to do. This month we are releasing an exciting addition to the Messenger Chat functionality.   Next week Bulletin announces GROUP CHAT!   Group chat allows you to message, in real time, Continue Reading

Texting etiquette: 6 rules to follow when texting at work

When texting bosses, co–workers and employees, it’s critical to remain highly professional in all messaging communications. Uncharted territory for some, texting for business purposes can be somewhat different from the everyday messages sent to friends and families, so to help remind you of proper etiquette at all times, Denver Business Journal provided a list Continue Reading

Library adds text messaging for item pick-up, renewal

Companies and organizations are finding new and effective ways to use mobile messaging to streamline business functions.  One of the latest organizations to take advantage of this versatile platform is the Springfield-Greene County Library District, which now allows patrons to receive text message notices and alerts including due date reminders, pick–up / cancellation notices, and more. Thanks to the power of Continue Reading

Be Prepared for Tomorrow’s Business: Prioritize Your Windows Server 2003 Migration Plan

Although 75% of IT professionals are aware that support for Windows Server 2003 is ending July 14, 2015, there are still a lot of questions about just how urgent the need to move is. Deprioritizing migration is not uncommon when there are other technology projects that are perceived to more Continue Reading

Universal SSL: Encryption all the way to the origin, for free

Last September, CloudFlare unveiled Universal SSL, enabling HTTPS support for all sites by default. All sites using CloudFlare now support strong cryptography from the browser to CloudFlare’s servers. One of the most popular requests for Universal SSL was to make it easier to encrypt the other half of the connection: Continue Reading

TLS Session Resumption: Full-speed and Secure

At CloudFlare, making web sites faster and safer at scale is always a driving force for innovation. We introduced “Universal SSL” to dramatically increase the size of the encrypted web. In order for that to happen we knew we needed to efficiently handle large volumes of HTTPS traffic, and give Continue Reading

EasyApache 3.28.4 Released

SUMMARY cPanel, Inc. has released EasyApache 3.28.4 with PHP versions 5.4.38 and 5.5.22. This release addresses vulnerabilities related to CVE-2015-0235 and CVE-2015-0273 by fixing bugs in the Core module. We strongly encourage all PHP 5.4 users to upgrade to version 5.4.38 and all PHP 5.5 users to upgrade to version Continue Reading

11.48 Now in STABLE Tier

Introducing cPanel & WHM 11.48 cPanel, Inc. has released cPanel & WHM software version 11.48 in the STABLE tier. You’re In Control The newest version of cPanel & WHM has arrived and it’s filled with exciting new updates for both hosting providers and website owners. With advances in both mail Continue Reading

Do the ChaCha: better mobile performance with cryptography

CC BY-ND 2.0 image image by Clinton Steeds CloudFlare is always trying to improve customer experience by adopting the latest and best web technologies so that our customers (and their visitors) have a fast and a secure web browsing experience. More and more web sites are now using HTTPS by Continue Reading

End of the road for RC4

Today, we completely disabled the RC4 encryption algorithm for all SSL/TLS connections to CloudFlare sites. It’s no longer possible to connect to any site that uses CloudFlare using RC4. Over a year ago, we disabled RC4 for connections for TLS 1.1 and above because there were more secure algorithms available. Continue Reading

SSL Week Means Less Weak SSL

I’m excited to announce that today kicks off SSL Week at CloudFlare. Over the course of this week we’ll make a series of announcements on what we’re doing to improve encryption on the Internet. Inherently, for encryption to be the most effective, it has to meet three criteria: 1) it Continue Reading

POWER8 Enterprise Power E870 – 3rd Look at the Handles

I was recently sent pictures and got questions about the handle colours on the Power System E870 / E880 CEC and System Control Unit. On my early ship beta test machine, the adapter carriers have terracotta (red-ish) handles and on GA customer shipped machine blue. Terracotta handles means customer hot-plug Continue Reading

11.42 Now EOL

cPanel & WHM software version 11.42 has now reached End of Life. In accordance with our EOL policy [http://go.cpanel.net/longtermsupport], 11.42 will continue functioning on servers. The last release of cPanel & WHM 11.42, 11.42.1.31, will remain on our mirrors indefinitely. However, no further updates, such as security fixes and installations, Continue Reading

Case Studies: Fixing Hacked Sites

Webmaster Level: All Every day, thousands of websites get hacked. Hacked sites can harm users by serving malicious software, collecting personal information, or redirecting them to sites they didn’t intend to visit. Webmasters want to fix hacked sites quickly, but unfortunately recovering from a hack can be a complicated process. Continue Reading

How to configure robust monitoring for Plesk servers in less than 5 minutes with Anturis

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It is well-known that monitoring is an essential component of server management. In this article we’ll give a brief review of the few possible monitoring solutions alternatives and we’ll walk through the setup and configuration of Anturis monitoring system via the custom Plesk extension. Plesk’s built-in monitoring functionality Plesk’s default Continue Reading

[URGENT MAINTENANCE] Critical Security Fixes

Dear Customers Our maintenance team will be arranging a maintenance windows for installing critical security fixes of all our cloud hosting servers.   Details Date/Time : 17th of Feb / 12:00am – 03:00am hours SGT   IP range : 117.120.5.26, 117.120.5.28, 117.120.5.29, 117.120.5.30, 117.120.5.31, 117.120.5.32, 117.120.5.38, 117.120.5.40, 117.120.5.43 Hosting plan/services : Cloud Hosting(Lite|Standard|Unlimited), Continue Reading

Singapore consumers warming up to e-commerce

More Singapore consumers are warming up to e-commerce, with a fifth of them allocating up to half their monthly discretionary spending on online shopping, a new study has found. According to the study commissioned by FedEx, 61 per cent of respondents bought clothes and accessories online, while a third went on the Internet Continue Reading

IBM: Over 60 per cent of popular dating apps vulnerable to hackers

With Valentine’s Day just round the corner, more singles are likely to turn to dating apps to look for that special someone. But watch what you do with those apps, which are vulnerable to cyber attacks, according to IBM. In October 2014, the enterprise tech giant conducted a study of Continue Reading

[MAINTENANCE] Urgent Network Maintenance

Dear Customers,   To serve you better, We will be doing an urgent network maintenance due to the unstable network connections that we have. Here are the details:   Service(s) affected : Intermittment downtime to the network Scheduled start time and date : 01:00 AM 12/2/2015 Estimated end time and Continue Reading

Using mobile technology to engage nursing staff

Engaging staff is critical in a hospital environment in order to improve communication, generate trust and foster a positive culture among nurses and doctors alike. Having constant contact through mobile messaging leads to highly efficient communication that is critical in emergency situations, allowing staff to offer the highest level of Continue Reading

6 Simple Rules to Live By When Texting Clients

As texting becomes more mainstream, it is now commonplace to use this form of communication in a professional setting. In real estate, mobile messaging can be a powerful tool to instantly reach a highly specific target market and share information of any kind. In this article, Andrew Flachner of Inman Continue Reading

New facility to bolster Singapore’s start-up scene

A new start-up facility will bring together tech investors, incubators and entrepreneurs under one roof, as part of efforts by the government to boost the startup scene in Singapore. Spearheaded by Infocomm Investments Pte Ltd (IIPL), the investment arm of Infocomm Development Authority (IDA), the new facility, called BASH (Build Continue Reading

Get Started with CloudFlare ServerShield for Plesk

ServerShield makes it easy to activate CloudFlare and StopTheHacker. CloudFlare has partnered with Parallels, the leading hosting solutions provider, to make server protection, content acceleration and malware removal easier than ever. We recently launched CloudFlare ServerShield® to all Plesk 12 users as an extension. ServerShield combines the performance and security Continue Reading

POWER8 Lift Tool and decommissioning our Power E870

This is a story board about the mystical POWER8 Lift Tool and decommissioning our Power Systems Enterprise E870. The EMEA Advanced Technology Support machine was a temporary loan from the Power Development team in the USA as part of the Early Ship Program for beta testing, skills development, usability testing Continue Reading

11 Useful Tools for Windows SysAdmins

Unlike Linux, which belongs to everyone, Windows belongs to Microsoft. It is not an open operating system. So most of the tools the system administrators need are built by Microsoft. Many of them are already included when you install Windows 2008 or 2012, or you can download them from microsoft.com Continue Reading

How Much Time and Money is Your Company Wasting on Phone Calls?

Cutting costs and optimizing resource utilization are key goals for every business.  But how do you reduce costs for something as important as communications?   Communication is critical to a company’s success, but telephone and Internet bills, conferencing service fees, advertising dollars and employee hours can quickly add up to Continue Reading

Updating the DNS Registration Model to Keep Pace with Today’s Internet

CloudFlare is, arguably, the largest third-party DNS Authoritative operator in the world. We manage well over 1 million domains and have registrations in almost every TLD open for registrations. Our role as a DNS operator is to maintain customer information and publish their records in the global DNS. In this Continue Reading

The 1.5 Trillion $ Dollar Story of SMS

Growing at astronomical rates, SMS messaging is projected to generate $1.5 trillion US dollars from 2003 to 2018. From humble beginnings roughly 22 years ago, SMS messaging has skyrocketed as one of the most widely used forms of communication around the world, leaving all other non-voice services in the dust. Continue Reading

The 1.5 Trillion $ Dollar Story of SMS

Growing at astronomical rates, SMS messaging is projected to generate $1.5 trillion US dollars from 2003 to 2018. From humble beginnings roughly 22 years ago, SMS messaging has skyrocketed as one of the most widely used forms of communication around the world, leaving all other non-voice services in the dust. Continue Reading

The 1.5 Trillion $ Dollar Story of SMS

Growing at astronomical rates, SMS messaging is projected to generate $1.5 trillion US dollars from 2003 to 2018. From humble beginnings roughly 22 years ago, SMS messaging has skyrocketed as one of the most widely used forms of communication around the world, leaving all other non-voice services in the dust. Continue Reading

Mobility is Fueling the Social Business Revolution, Says IDC

With business becoming increasingly mobile thanks to cell phones and other wireless technology, it simply makes sense that text messaging become adopted into routine business communication tools. In a survey conducted by market research firm IDC, findings concluded that over the next 12 months, 14 percent of companies will use Continue Reading

Mobility is Fueling the Social Business Revolution, Says IDC

With business becoming increasingly mobile thanks to cell phones and other wireless technology, it simply makes sense that text messaging become adopted into routine business communication tools. In a survey conducted by market research firm IDC, findings concluded that over the next 12 months, 14 percent of companies will use Continue Reading

Mobility is Fueling the Social Business Revolution, Says IDC

With business becoming increasingly mobile thanks to cell phones and other wireless technology, it simply makes sense that text messaging become adopted into routine business communication tools. In a survey conducted by market research firm IDC, findings concluded that over the next 12 months, 14 percent of companies will use Continue Reading

8 Mobile Enterprise Trends to Look Out For in 2015

Mobile security, significant investment and funding activity, and mobile middleware solutions becoming mainstream are just some of the mobile enterprise trends to look out for in 2015 according to author Jesus Rodriguez.  To read more of Rodriguez’s predictions for the future of the mobile enterprise industry, see the full article here http://venturebeat.com/2014/12/31/8-mobile-enterprise-trends-to-look-out-for-in-2015/ The post Continue Reading

8 Mobile Enterprise Trends to Look Out For in 2015

Mobile security, significant investment and funding activity, and mobile middleware solutions becoming mainstream are just some of the mobile enterprise trends to look out for in 2015 according to author Jesus Rodriguez.  To read more of Rodriguez’s predictions for the future of the mobile enterprise industry, see the full article here http://venturebeat.com/2014/12/31/8-mobile-enterprise-trends-to-look-out-for-in-2015/ The post Continue Reading

Path MTU discovery in practice

Last week, a very small number of our users who are using IP tunnels (primarily tunneling IPv4 to IPv6) were unable to access our services because a networking change broke “path MTU discovery” on our servers. In this article, I’ll explain what path MTU discovery is, how we broke it Continue Reading

Q&A: Enterprises to shift more critical applications to the cloud, says Barracuda

Even though cloud computing has gone mainstream, there’s still room for growth in the industry as enterprises start to shift more critical applications to the cloud, according to Barracuda Networks, a provider of security and storage products for businesses. In this month’s Q&A, we got hold of Jeff Hurmuses, area vice president and managing director at Continue Reading

11.48 Now in RELEASE Tier

Introducing cPanel & WHM 11.48 cPanel, Inc. has released cPanel & WHM software version 11.48 in the RELEASE tier. You’re In Control The newest version of cPanel & WHM has arrived and it’s filled with exciting new updates for both hosting providers and website owners. With advances in both mail Continue Reading

EasyApache 3.28.3 Released

SUMMARY cPanel, Inc. has released EasyApache 3.28.3 with Apache version 2.4.12. This release addresses vulnerabilities related to CVE-2014-3583, CVE-2014-3581, CVE-2014-8109, and CVE-2013-5704. We strongly encourage all Apache 2.4 users to upgrade to version 2.4.12. AFFECTED VERSIONS All versions of Apache 2.4 through 2.4.10. SECURITY RATING The National Vulnerability Database (NIST) Continue Reading

99.co lands fresh funding from Sequoia and Facebook co-founder with user-centric edge

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Singapore property website 99.co’s proposition of putting its customers’ interests first was unique enough to secure funding from Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin and venture capitalist firm Sequoia Capital, bringing its total investment to ₱2.7 million. While the proposition sounds obvious, the start-up claims this has not been done before, as property websites often contain duplicated, fake and expired listings, Continue Reading

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