Today at 14:00 GMT + 1, I upgraded security of IgniteCoding using the CloudFlare service. This means IgniteCoding is currently protected against a widerange of security breaches and now also protected against DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) attacks.
DDoS attacks are commonly used by Botnets, which are also referred to as zombies, which is controlled by one or a group of people to perform a coordinated attack on a webserver.
By requesting data packets but not answering them, those zombies will prevent the website of getting any new visitors and will appear to be shutdown.
The CloudFlare service filters these kinds of packets which prevents them from shutting down the webserver.
"CloudFlare leverages the knowledge of a diverse community of websites to power a new type of security service. Online threats range from nuisances like comment spam and excessive bot crawling to malicious attacks like SQL injection and denial of service (DOS) attacks. CloudFlare provides security protection against all of these types of threats and more to keep your website safe."
Which means, we should be pretty darn safe for now!
published on 2013-12-13 14:17:06