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Our Response to Meltdown and Spectre

No doubt you’ve heard about two recent cybersecurity issues, referred to as Meltdown and Spectre. Both allow “low-privilege” users to access sensitive data, and could potentially enable hackers to access account data, passwords, and other information. The vulnerabilities affect laptops, desktops, cloud-based computers, and even some smartphones, tablets, and other internet-connected devices.

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Here’s The Scoop On “CloudBleed”

By Michael Neuman

Sensitive information such as passwords, cookies, and encryption keys have been leaked on the internet due to a security issue at the service provider CloudFlare. Backstop Solutions Group is not a client of CloudFlare, and is not affected by this security issue. 

The problem, nicknamed “CloudBleed,” involved  CloudFlare’s edge servers “running past the end of a buffer and returning memory that contained private information,” per CloudFlare CTO John Graham-Cumming. After intensive work, CloudFlare has resolved the issue.

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