Security Now discusses that Cloudflare’s Turnstile could be a better alternative to Google’s Captcha. I agree, responding to Google’s Captcha have been frustrating user experience recently. I hope banks know this and look at this alternative.
How to Use Power Query to Pull Data from a CloudFlare Protected Website
I run Microsoft Excel’s Power Query daily in order to pull data from the BAP website for the USD/PHP rates for the day, which in turn I save in an Airtable database as a record for that day.
This week, however, it seems that BAP has implemented CloudFlare DDoS Protection, which helps it to combat DDoS attacks. Good for BAP, they can minimize what we’ve experienced downtimes in the past. Bad for me, now I’m getting 503 error in my query.
So how do we deal with this in Power Query? A quick Google search yields not much of a result. There’s one posted in June 2017 on Mr. Excel forum, 3 years and no one bothered with an answer.Continue reading