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Ran Rubinstein

VP of Solutions

Ran is a cloud infrastructure expert with over 20 years of experience developing and deploying web-scale software solutions at startups and large corporations.

How to Deliver Images Through an HTTPS-Based CDN

A standard invented in the 1990s by Netscape, secure HTTP (HTTPS) safeguards and encrypts web content by combining two protocols: HTTP (for communications) and Transport Layer Security (TLS) (for encryption). Since then, that standard has been widely adopted for e-commerce and banking sites. According to HTTP Archive, despite its cost, complexity, and slower performance, HTTPS has been gaining popularity since 2015, with the number of related sites rising by over 70 percent that year—an increase from 14 to 24 percent of all sites.

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How to Secure Images and Video Uploads to Your Systems

When was the last time you got paid $40,000 for a few days of work? That is what happened last year to Russian independent security researcher Andrey Leonov, who discovered that if you upload a specially constructed image file to Facebook, you can make Facebook's internal servers, nested deep within their firewalls, run arbitrary commands to expose sensitive internal files in a way that could easily lead to a data breach.

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Cloudinary now delivers images and videos over HTTP/2

Even though websites have changed dramatically over the years – from simple text-based pages to advanced in-browser apps full of images and videos – the underlying HTTP protocol really hasn’t changed - until recently, with the approval of the HTTP/2 protocol by the IETF. Today Cloudinary is proud to announce, as part of a CDN infrastructure upgrade, general availability of HTTP/2 support in our image and video management solution. This will help you optimize the user experience on your app or website even more.

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