April 1, 2021

Dear Readers, this has been long overdue, but at last I give you a more responsive, mobile-friendly version of KrebsOnSecurity. We tried to keep the visual changes to a minimum and focus on a simple theme that presents information in a straightforward, easy-to-read format. Please bear with us over the next few days as we hunt down the gremlins in the gears.

We were shooting for responsive (fast) and uncluttered. Hopefully, we achieved that and this new design will render well in whatever device you use to view it. If something looks amiss, please don’t hesitate to drop a note in the comments below.

NB: KrebsOnSecurity has not changed any of its advertising practices: The handful of ads we run are still image-only creatives that are vetted by me and served in-house. If you’re blocking ads on this site, please consider adding an exception here. Thank you!

This entry was posted on Thursday 1st of April 2021 04:19 PM

65 thoughts on “New KrebsOnSecurity Mobile-Friendly Site

  1. Charles

    Great display, good font and text display on web and iPad Pro … your time and effort well invested!

    One tech note: Login info displays all caps

  2. Dennis

    Wow, is it an April fools joke, Brian 🙂

    Good job! Couldn’t wait.

    Quick question. What service are you using for the comment section?

      1. Rik

        Well it says “Powered by WordPress” at the bottom, so I suspect you’re right 🙂

  3. Maureen

    Great news! I always feel like I’m behind the curve by having to wait until I open the laptop. Thanks!

  4. JESS

    Funny that you launch on April Fool’s Day. Love the new look!

  5. Felix

    Looks good, but I’m not seeing the black menu bar on smaller screens.

  6. Gary

    Looks good. I went back to look at the Ubiquity piece. You might need larger fonts in the ads.

    Speaking of routers, I about to do a OPnsense box. I’ve run BSD servers before and found them quirky compared to Linux but you don’t a vote on the OS.


    These AMD Jaguar boards are the way to go if you are going to put a VPN on it. Supposedly only the 4Gbyte versions have ECC. They have an option for compact flash which is what I think I will do rather than a full SSD.

  7. Notme

    Very nice! No joke 04/01/2021. No more eye strain appreciated greatly!

  8. James Ford

    Good job! Very fast on my iPhone SE 2020 and iPad Pro 9.7.

  9. PetePall

    .My Samsung 20 Android and these old eyes love the new format!

  10. Keith F.

    Looks good, and when I tried to be difficult, it still renders well on older browsers like IE11 and Firefox 45. Nice! I wish more sites were this responsive.

    I did notice that, for some reason, the name and e-mail address in the comment submission appear in all capital letters.

  11. JamminJ

    Finally. This is like getting the Snyder Cut after a long fought campaign of praise, begging, intimidation and lots of crying into my pillow.

    Thanks for not forgetting.

  12. jonny

    looks good except…formatting. because the line width is unlimited (at least I think that’s why) when i turn my phone sideways the font stays same size. compare cnn, Washington Post, nytimes, & latimes. 1st two when turned sideways show larger font, last two not so much. Ymmv.

    Also when enterIng my email it DEMANDS all-caps for my email. same for my NAME. it shouts at me

    meanwhile, kudos to you Brian for the sterling work you do!

    1. JamminJ

      It seems to comment using the real lower case inputted into the Name field, even if the reflected value when you type in, only shows the capital. Looking at the comments, it works, just ignore what it looks like when you type.

  13. Bob Easton

    Felix (above) was right. There’s no menu on portable devices. Most themes compress the menu into a “hamburger” (three lines) icon, nut it’s nowhere to be found.
    Otherwise, (and other than the all caps in the comments input fields) very nicely done.

  14. G.Scott H.

    It works nicely on the lynx browser. You should really consider text only ads for text only browsers. Letter case is working just fine in Lynx. Tab order or link order is a little out of sorts though.

  15. TvE

    OMG! A modern look! Is this still a security site? I thought all security sites had to have the 90’s look…. 🙂 🙂


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