Cloudflare is one of those companies that most normal Internet users may never have heard of, but rely on every day. The company’s infrastructure protects a large fraction of the global Internet’s sites and so when a bug emerges in its systems, it’s a Big Deal. The memory leak vulnerability that Cloudflare disclosed this week fits into that category. It resulted from a weird confluence of events and the main effect was that private data from some Cloudflare customers was leaked on the web over the last few months. Dennis Fisher spoke with Nick Sullivan, head of crypto at Cloudflare, about the vulnerability, the response process, and what the company learned from all of it.
Music by Chris Gonsalves and Ken Montigny