It’s hours before WWDC begins, and there’s just enough time to get Mac Geek Gab into your hands ahead of the new stuff we’re all about to learn. And, with that, we can still learn at least five new things, including how to Zoom (and unzoom) the web, how to encrypt your files, why you might want to change your cable modem password, and what those three Ms mean. Buckle up, press play, and enjoy the ride with John and Dave!
Cloudflare has introduced 18.104.22.168 DNS for families that adds an extra layer of protection to keep kids safe online. There are now two extra variants of the DNS service. 22.214.171.124 can block malware, and 126.96.36.199 can block both malware and adult content.
Introducing 188.8.131.52 for Families — the easiest way to add a layer of protection to your home network and protect it from malware and adult content. 184.108.40.206 for Families leverages Cloudflare’s global network to ensure that it is fast and secure around the world. And it includes the same strong privacy guarantees that we committed to when we launched 220.127.116.11 two years ago. And, just like 18.104.22.168, we’re providing it for free and it’s for any home anywhere in the world.
Good to see Cloudflare offer more options for people. They aren’t the only company doing this either; I’ve rounded up four other private DNS services to use.
Cloudflare recently released a tool called Is BGP Safe Yet. It lets people check whether their ISP has security protections against BGP hijacking.
Those improvements are most effective with wide adoption from ISPs, content delivery networks like Cloudflare, and other cloud providers. Cloudflare estimates that so far about half of the internet is more protected thanks to heavy hitters like AT&T, the Swedish telecom Telia, and the Japanese telecom NTT adopting BGP improvements. And while Cloudflare says it doesn’t seem like the Rostelecom incident was intentional or malicious, Russian telecoms do have a history of suspicious BGP meddling, and similar problems will keep cropping up until the whole industry is on board.
Neither my ISP nor my VPN provider are safe against hijacks.
Continuing its tradition of April product announcements, today Cloudflare announced that its WARP VPN is entering beta for macOS and Windows.
Switching from your ISP’s DNS servers is good because your browsing history could be sold. Here are four private DNS servers to use instead.
HTTP/3 launches today, and it’s an evolution of Google’s QUIC protocol. Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox support it.
Cloudflare announced its Warp VPN earlier this year and created a waiting list for it to be rolled out. Although the company had technical difficulties, the list is gone and Warp VPN is available for everyone today.
Let me start with the apology. We are sorry making WARP available took far longer than we ever intended. As a way of hopefully making amends, for everyone who was on the waitlist before today, we’re giving 10 GB of WARP Plus — the even faster version of WARP that uses Cloudflare’s Argo network — to those of you who have been patiently waiting.
This Friday I intend to publish a list of five VPN apps for iOS, and Warp will be included.
The U.S. got a fresh wave of mass shootings over the weekend. A couple killers had posted their manifestos on 8Chan, and Cloudflare is ending its service for the website.
8chan is among the more than 19 million Internet properties that use Cloudflare’s service. We just sent notice that we are terminating 8chan as a customer effective at midnight tonight Pacific Time. The rationale is simple: they have proven themselves to be lawless and that lawlessness has caused multiple tragic deaths. Even if 8chan may not have violated the letter of the law in refusing to moderate their hate-filled community, they have created an environment that revels in violating its spirit.
CloudFlare CEO Matthew Prince said a bug in his firm’s software brought down major web services and was originally misdiagnosed as an attack.
Cloudflare Warp VPN is a new service the company announced back in April. Currently there is a waiting list, but Andrew got his hands on some screenshots.
Warp, a new Cloudflare VPN, claims to speed up your internet by using a Google-invented internet protocol called QUIC.
Andrew Orr and Charlotte Henry join host Kelly Guimont to discuss the new Thunderbolt vulnerability and the latest in warrant canaries.
Yesterday Cloudflare released its transparency report for the second half of 2018. It revealed it’s expanding its use of warrant canaries.
The list of websites that should be banned for copyright infringement is kind of funny. And also scary because politicians don’t understand technology.
Named after the DNS address it uses—22.214.171.124—it promises a quick and easy privacy fix.
In this episode, Bryan Chaffin and Jeff Gamet dissect the Cybersecurity Tech Accord, a pledge by 34 tech companies to do something vague and unlikely. The timing for the announcement is somewhat interesting because we are in the middle of an undeclared shadow cyberwar. They cap the show analyzing what it might take for any new social network to supplant Facebook.
Dave Hamilton and Bryan Chaffin join Jeff Gamet to dive into DNS and Cloudflare’s new server, plus we get an update on the state of Wi-Fi Mesh routers.
Cloudflare launched its own DNS servers that focus on privacy, speed, and avoiding online censorship.
Bryan Chaffin loves Lava Lamps and used to own a half dozen of them, but who knew they could be one of the keys to encryption?