“We encrypt all data at rest and in transit, and we keep our servers on-premise to keep your data safe.” It’s a simple yet powerful statement of security.
The point is that data can be as secure as you want it to be. Encryption is a critical aspect of achieving this. But it’s only one part of a larger picture – and you don’t need to mess with encryption if you want to keep your data secure.
In fact, you should always keep encryption in mind when discussing security.
Wix’s Security Approach
While this may seem like a pretty basic approach, in practice it’s quite different from other platforms. Even if you are familiar with HTML or CSS, many of the basic building blocks like colors and layout are built into the framework itself so there’s very little extra configuration required unless you want to extend your application beyond what is provided out-of-the box. And that means that if you make changes to the structure or functionality of your website, they will be reflected everywhere in your application without any extra work (assuming you have modified the HTML). Most importantly: there’s no need for any additional plugins or libraries – everything works out-of-the box!
The approach made us much more secure than other platforms – but not at the cost of simplicity – our users have found ways around this security barrier too. Since we rely on our users’ creativity to provide value beyond what was originally provided by Wix itself, our platform has evolved into something more complex than what was originally intended. We’re working hard to keep improving it with each release as well as adding new features based on user feedback – but we often need help from our users in order to do so!
We also use encryption throughout our systems; however, most web servers don’t provide strong enough encryption compared to what users expect today (and even then it doesn’t protect all data against attacks) so we need help from either another company or by ourselves in order for data to be secure enough for its intended purpose.
All this does comes at a cost though; sometimes it means less flexibility when developing an app: some parts of an app don’t work if they have not been tested thoroughly either because they aren’t exposed directly via their normal interface but rather indirectly through external dependencies such as databases or APIs). If needed then developers will have to spend time customizing these parts which can be risky since they could introduce possible bugs during development and/or production
Protecting Your Data
Let’s get one thing straight: nobody is going to keep a tab on your child’s IP address. Nobody is going to keep a tab on your financial information. Nobody is going to track what you post on social media. It’s just not done. The reason for this security measure is simple: when you create a website or install an app, the very best way to protect it is to make sure that nobody can get into it. This means that you have to be able to control who can access what and when, and that means securing your data along the way.
Wix (which means “work together” in Latin) spreads itself across many platforms, including all of the major ones, so no matter where you are in the world, there are some things you need to do as a Wix customer:
• Change your password every 7 days (you can do this with 1 click)
• Unblock sites (e.g., Facebook and Twitter) [NOTE: Wix requires VPN access]
• Change your password if any service provider asks for it (e.g., Facebook)
• Enable two-factor authentication (2FA). When doing so, be sure that it works and allows users to access their accounts safely using their phone[.]
A good security strategy starts with a good understanding of both users and data — including how they use their software; how they use servers where they are hosted; what kind of devices they use; which apps they run; which browsers they visit; etc. In other words, we need to understand what kind of protection we need provided by our product at each stage of its life cycle — before the product can grow old or change too much or become obsolete — and then troubleshoot accordingly. If we do not have a good understanding of these types of things then we will not be successful in protecting our customers from security risks or maintaining sufficient control over them.[.] Security rules must start early in the design phase because these rules must be constantly adjusted as people change their behavior as time goes by.[.] But also remember that security rules don’t have to cost much money at all.[.]
This is a relatively short post as I have not yet seen “Wix” on any of the networks I follow, but in this case, there are a number of different types of security that we use. We deploy some forms of them (and some are optional), and I will try to explain why and where possible.
I don’t want to get lost in the weeds here, so instead, I will be focusing on two main areas: technical security and organizational security.
Technical security refers to things like passwords. In fact, Wix has several ways that we can make it harder for hackers to attack your website (and in particular your users):
• Encryption: Encryption is a form of encryption that changes the way data is stored. This can be used to secure data stored in shared hosting environments, or by usernames and passwords when you create them; or it can be used for an entirely different purpose — like protecting files from being viewed by unauthorized party (like with Dropbox).
• SSL certificates: SSL is a certificate that makes sure that your website is actually communicating with the outside world over an encrypted connection (so there are no traces of the communication). It does not encrypt data transmitted between your server and Wix’s servers, so if you have access to those servers, you can still see what data was sent. SSL certificates provide protection from this sort of attack as well as from man-in-the-middle attacks like MITM — which involves intercepting what someone else says to you over another network before they say it back to you (like when someone speaks into your phone while it’s connected to your computer).
• Verified sites: If people are using our platform on their own sites or sites they host themselves using someone else’s technology without our help, they should only do so if they trust us enough not to misuse their personal information (like by doing something nefarious like posting something offensive or threatening). And if people do use our platform on their own sites without our help, we should verify them against a list of names and email addresses provided by them. This helps ensure that potential attackers can’t use stolen credentials for online transactions or through non-secure channels like email or social media — because even if they do steal another person’s password/email/etc., we still have a system in place that verifies who owns each name/email address we receive from them before allowing them