Sunday, September 26, 2010

BlogRolling Security Warnings

Just wanted to let everyone know that I am well aware of the security warnings that people are getting when visiting your site... and so is BlogRolling.   Before I get into the bad news, the good news is that there is no threat as you can see in the message below.  

The bad news?  Well, it appears BR will be shutting down soon, meaning our lovely blog collection (in this software) will die with it.   I'm scrambling to look for some solutions or alternate systems, but I'm doubtful in finding something as good as what BR is (or was).  If anyone has any ideas, please let me know.

Stay tuned.  In the meantime, here's that update from BlogRolling:

Update on BlogRolling
We’re aware that there is an issue with BlogRolling blogrolls causing some browsers to display a security warning.

There’s nothing really wrong with BlogRolling itself but the way we connect your blog to the sites in your blogroll makes some security algorithms think there is.
If you find yourself in this situation, we recommend you remove the Blogrolling code from your site.

We’re probably going to be shutting the service down soon.  We’ll post more information here and on our Twitter account (@blogrolling) as we decide on next steps.
We’re hoping we can give you enough time to get any data you need out of your blogrolling account before we shut down, but if you really need that data, you might want to get it now just in case.

Why aren’t we just fixing it and letting you continue using the service?

BlogRolling has largely been on auto-pilot for the last six months or so. The people who built it for us don’t work for us anymore. Even though it doesn’t make us any money, we wanted to keep it running because we know folks like it.  But we’re not really comfortable with the code causing security warnings and that means it’s probably time for the service to end.

Thanks for your support. Stay tuned for more details in the next few days.

5 comments:

Jay L said...

Posted this on the last thread too, but http://blo.gs looks like it might do what you need it to do.

Craig Scott said...

I removed the blogroll because of the security warnings but I just put it back on because the warnings are gone now.

Anonymous said...

Hello,

I have a inquiry for the webmaster/admin here at nlblogroll.blogspot.com.

Can I use some of the information from your post above if I provide a backlink back to this site?

Thanks,
Thomas

nadinebc said...

Stephen, would something like this be a good replacement for blog rolling?

http://www.networkedblogs.com/

Stephen Eli Harris said...

Not quite what we need. That's more for promoting your own blog from the look of things, but no real way to share a list of blogs you select.

I'm currently working on two options, but there is really nothing out there like what BR was. It's a shame they left.

I have ideas though. Don't you worry. :)