Apps and websites require a compatible network in order to fight against the newest attacks. It is important that you make sure that performance is never sacrificed because of security glitches. Nearly every single website available on the Internet has to run through Cloudflare because it has such security and control features that are necessary to combat the ever-evolving cyber-attacks.
Cloudflare protects our devices from DDOS and similar attacks. Its caching feature makes pages load comparatively faster and Jscript CDN does the same by eliminating the downtime and loads websites in the blink of an eye. More than 15 million websites run through Cloudflare that too without the use of hardware or software. It basically runs at the DNS level.
Cloudflare works in a similar way as McAfee Cloud Security activated via mcafee.com/activate does.
What is “502 error”?
This is an error code which signifies that an internet server has received an invalid response from another server it is trying to contact. There have been rumors that Cloudflare had suffered a distributed denial of service attack in which it had been largely occupied with traffic. But it has denied this accusation saying that it was not the case. Cloudflare put the blame of the incident instead on a “bad software” update that had been rectified.
How Cloudflare created hassle in the work of Internet users?
Users had to face a very annoying situation for about an hour because they were not able to access the desired website because of Cloudflare. Few users came up with a complaint that they are seeing an error code, “502 error” on their computer’s display whenever they try to access a website or while trying to communicate with its business clients.
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The millions of users faced this situation, but Cloudflare managed to resolve it on their end, however, there are still some Cloudflare analytics tools which are creating trouble. Down detector (used to monitor disruptions) is one such website that has been widely affected.
Another website which also faced a similar situation is CoinDesk (a specialized cryptocurrency website). It is complaining that it has received bad data from its providers because of glitches in the Cloudflare resulting in the misreporting of the prices.
Flightradar24 (which provides plane-tracking service) and Social Blade (which records social media statistics) also confirm that they have been affected. Not only were these websites got affected, but Vinelytics (vineyard monitoring system) is also in the list.
Although users faced difficulty because of glitches in Cloudflare, but they should not worry because Cloudflare has managed to roll it back.