How does the Cloudbleed security leak impact you?

A few days ago, CDN (content delivery network) Cloudflare, informed users that a security flaw had been discovered on their network.

So why is this important to you? Well a CDN offers what can be called storage and caching services to other websites. Websites use these service to reduce the load on their own servers and to process requests to their websites faster. Because a CDN saves files on servers all over the world. In general, they can pull the information you want from a server closer to you and save time.

Many websites use CDN’s for these features, and here is were the problem starts. Cloudflare, being one of the largest CDN’s on the planet, provides these services to millions of websites. And from the reports about this security flaw, it seems that personal user information from website end users may have been exposed.

Which means account information, contact details and even passwords seem to have been leaked.

As Cloudflare is used as the primary CDN for millions of websites there is a chance that your data may have been exposed also.

So what can you do?

Change your passwords.
Never use the same passwords. Create a new one for each account you have.
Do not use easy to guess passwords.
If your not sure how to proceed please call RenoGeek to setup an appointment to improve your security.