2017 Google CLOUDFLARE dressesandyarn magicalhomesandstuff What’s encrypting your internet surfing? An algorithm created by a supercomputer? Well if the site you’re visiting is encrypted by the cyber security firm Cloudflare your activity may be protected by a wall of lava lamps Cloudflare covers websites for Uber OKCupid & FitBit for instance The wall of lamps in the San Francisco headquarters generates a random code Over 100 lamps in a variety of colors and their patterns deter hackers from accessing data As the lava lamps bubble and swirl a video camera on the ceiling monitors their unpredictable changes and connects the footage to a computer which converts the randomness into a virtually unhackable code Codes created by machines have relatively predictable patterns so it’s possible for hackers to guess their algorithms posing a security risk Lava lamps add to the equation the sheer randomness of the physical world making it nearly impossible for hackers to break through You might think that this would be kept secret but it’s not Simply go in and ask to see the lava lamp display By allowing people to affect the video footage human movement static and changes in lighting from the windows work together to make the random code even harder to predict So by standing in front of the display you add an additional variable to the code making it even harder to hack Isn’t that interesting? via atlasobscuracom What the fuck Meme
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