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On Cache Poisoning

In March 2017, Akamai released a post, "On Web Cache Deception Attacks".  A presentation at the Black Hat conference by James Kettle from Port Swigger on web cache poisoning has recently raised awareness of cache poisoning.  This is a class of vulnerability with a long history. Cache poisoning can be defended against by properly configuring caching controls on both customer sites and the Akamai platform.  Customers should consult with their Akamai account teams to review the configuration of their sites to ensure a secure configuration.