Dear Hackers!

In February we grew to roughly 25,000 InfoSec friends. That is an increase of 700 additional friends - Welcome to #IOCX Everyone!

Our Moderators dealt with ~50 reports in February. Remember: Our Mods are volunteers, so be nice and show gratitude when you see @alaric and @cstromblad online!

In February the cost of running #IOCX was $395, our efforts to minimize hosting costs brought down the costs by another $80 :-) - Here is the breakdown of the February costs:
$298 Linode Server Hosting
$97 AWS S3

Donations and memberships amounted to $230 for the month of February. The rest of the costs @seb covered with his personal funds. A very big shout-out to everyone who already supported or supports #IOCX - It is much appreciated! Everyone, who hasn't contributed: Please consider contributing financially through our BuyMeACoffee page.

In February we were able to execute on the following improvements:

  • Lowering the costs of running the instance by running storage clean-up scripts more frequently

With that we now decreased the monthly costs of running this instance to under $400.

There is always more to do of course. Here are some ideas for improvements that we will work on in the coming weeks:

  • Upgrading to the latest Mastodon version
  • Adding a Translation feature based on LibreTranslate
  • Register a DMCA agent

Please keep feedback coming and Have Fun and Stay Safe!