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My IT_SecurityNews account nominated for “Best tweeter” account in the European Cybersecurity Blogger Awards

European Cybersecurity Blogger Awards – VOTE FOR YOUR WINNERS: Vote here . Yes, it is a Google Form… but there is no malware or spam 🙂 Don’t forget to vote IT_SecurityNews! The seventh annual European Cybersecurity Blogger Awards sponsored by Qualys and powered by Eskenzi PR, will be bestowed upon the best cybersecurity bloggers, podcasters, Tweeters, Instagrammers and vloggers in a live virtual event on Tuesday 2nd June 2020. Visit IT Security news and the Twitter account.


Experiment started: HTTPS for ITSecurityNews.info

The Internet is telling everyone to switch to HTTPS for various reasons: better security better SEO from the search engines (read: Google) others While I agree with most of the reasons, I think that it is not really necessary for a read-only news portal to have HTTPS. It is no secret transferred, no login, nothing… Just text and links. And Ads… 🙂 So, my hosting provider Strato is giving me a free SSL certificate. After a long thinking and testing, I activated it for ItSecurityNews.info. From now on, you’ll be redirected to the HTTPS://ItSecurityNews.info even if you just type ItSecurityNews.info or http://www.ItSecurityNews.info   Let’s see how much visitors this brings … or takes.


ITSecurityNews.info says Farewell to Mailchimp

  .. and hope to never see you again! Yes, I closed my account because of so many issues in the past time. First, it was because I had too many mails, then too many subscribers, then the emails below. Due to the fact that probably some bots were registered, some sensitive keywords went in the email (after all, the website is about IT Security), they decided to block my account. And I removed it. Because of the email addresses that were blocked, I received also the email below: Imagine that from almost 2500 emails a few emails were probably fake, or somebody decided to mark my email as spam. Emails that they subscribed for! ALWAYS!  So, the only solution to identify which were the emails was to apply Divide et Impera, split the subscribers and add them in chunks of 300-400. If a chunk was blocked, then, split them again, until I cleaned up the list. This is not possible in the same account (or I didn’t find how) and I created separated accounts. Of course, their system didn’t tell me which email addresses were with problems. So, there was no other way… This probably attracted also their system to sniff…


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