APS Bank, HSBC Bank (Malta) and Lidl (Malta) are three of many websites Chrome will be labelling unsafe

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Unfortunately it turns out that APS Bank is one of many websites Chrome will be labelling unsafe next April.  Also, HSBC Bank Malta, Lidl Malta and Next will be labelled unsafe next October.

[UPDATE – The websites were all updated thus will not be labelled unsafe!]

According to computer security engineer Arkadiy Tetelman, who works at Airbnb according to his blog, out of one million websites he tested, just 11,510 are going to go be labelled unsafe in April, with 91,627 which will be blocked next October.


As the register explains, “thanks to a decision in September by Google to stop trusting Symantec-issued SSL/TLS certs, from mid-April Chrome browser users visiting websites using a certificate from the security biz issued before June 1, 2016 or after December 1, 2017 will be warned that their connection is not private and someone may be trying to steal their information. They will have to click past the warning to get to the website.

APS Bank is one the text list of unsafe domains which can be found here. The certificates of these domains will be untrusted from next April. Similarly, HSBC Bank Malta is on the list of unsafe domain certificates which will be untrusted from next October. It can be found here.

I wrote to APS Bank, Lidl Malta and Next Malta via Facebook to let them know of this. HSBC does not allow messaging.

UPDATE: APS Bank and Lidl wrote to me informing me that they are working on the issue. Great news!


St Julian’s Famous Cat Village To be Destroyed by Tomorrow

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Photo from Google Street View

A famous part of St Julian’s village, the well known Cat Village, is due to be destroyed by tomorrow to make way for some new building.

It is one of the most popular attractions according to Google Maps, sporting a strong 4.5 rating.

Maintainer Roza Zammit Salinos (you will remember her taking care of the University cats some years ago) wrote this on her Facebook wall:

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It seems that cats will have less place to stay starting from tomorrow, unless someone intervenes to stop the demolition. Tomorrow it will be too late.
How do you feel about this situation? What can be done?

Malta Carnival 2017 Programme – Karnival ta’ Malta 2017 Programm u Rizultati

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Malta Carnival 2017 will be held from Thursday 23rd February to 25th February.

Feel free to join Malta Network Resources’ Carnival Facebook group at:


This post will be updated with results and new photos from this year’s Malta Carnival.

Meanwhile check out a couple of Carnival videos:



Tickets can be purchased here.

Continue reading Malta Carnival 2017 Programme – Karnival ta’ Malta 2017 Programm u Rizultati

RIP Lina Thake, Charles Thake’s Wife

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Lina, Wife of Charles Thake

The Death of Lina Thake was announced on Facebook by the son of Lina and Charles Thake, David Thake. Charles Thake is a well known actor in Malta who has taken part in many films, including the movie Agora (2009), The Investigator (1973) and Black Eagle (1988). Continue reading RIP Lina Thake, Charles Thake’s Wife

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