FWIW, one of the more frequent recommendations in my InfoSec circles is "just block
*.wix.com and *.wixsite.com", due to the volume of malicious junk hosted on various
Q: Why is this email five sentences or less?
On Fri, 9 Apr 2021, at 10:10, Peter Reutemann wrote:
> 'Matt Mullenweg, co-founder of the open-source blogging platform
> WordPress, writes:
> Wix, the website builder company you may remember from stealing
> WordPress code and lying about it, has now decided the best way to
> gain relevance is attacking the open source WordPress community in a
> bizarre set of ads. They can't even come up with original concepts for
> attack ads, and have tried to rip-off of Apple's Mac vs PC ads, but
> tastelessly personify the WordPress community as an absent, drunken
> father in a therapy session.
> I have a lot of empathy for whoever was forced to work on these ads,
> including the actors, it must have felt bad working on something
> that's like Encyclopedia Britannica attacking Wikipedia. WordPress is
> a global movement of hundreds of thousands of volunteers and community
> members, coming together to make the web a better place. The code, and
> everything you put into it, belongs to you, and its open source
> license ensures that you're in complete control, now and forever.
> WordPress is free, and also gives you freedom. So if we're comparing
> website builders to abusive relationships, Wix is one that locks you
> in the basement and doesn't let you leave. I'm surprised consumer
> protection agencies haven't gone after them.
> Wix is a for-profit company with a valuation that peaked at around 20
> billion dollars, and whose business model is getting customers to pay
> more and more every year and making it difficult to leave or get a
> refund. (Don't take my word for it, look at their investor
> presentations.) They are so insecure that they are also the only
> website creator I'm aware of that doesn't allow you to export your
> content, so they're like a roach motel where you can check in but
> never check out. Once you buy into their proprietary stack you're
> locked in, which even their support documentation admits.'
> -- source: https://it.slashdot.org/story/21/04/08/2011222
> Cheers, Peter
> Peter Reutemann
> Dept. of Computer Science
> University of Waikato, NZ
> +64 (7) 577-5304
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