With our most recent upgrade of our codebase to PHP 7.3, we've also gone the extra mile in terms of making our customers' data even safer than before.
We always want to keep our users' sensitive data as safe as possible. For example, some Spin Rewriter users are using the "remote posting" feature of our optional WordPress License. Those users tell us the username and password they're using with their WordPress website so we can post new high-quality & unique content to their website on their behalf.
But we want to keep this information as safe as humanly possible. That's why we've now upgraded our encryption algorithms from using the mcrypt_* class of functions to the newer and even more secure openssl_encrypt_* class of functions.
When it comes to security and privacy, there is absolutely NO excuse for not doing your very best — and that's why we're always on the cutting-edge of technology when it comes to important things like that.
This was definitely a behind-the-scenes upgrade that is completely transparent to our users — but it makes a big difference in the long run.
Previous blog post: PHP 7.3 benchmarks
Next blog post: Our WordPress Plugin - updated!