How heart-wrenching is it to find out after adding Google Analytics to your website that the added code contains malicious codes, designed to download viruses on your visitors computers? Well, that is exactly what is happening to many website owners who have added the Google Analytics code to their websites. Now, a lot of us have heard of the computer viruses, bugs, Trojans, and even the increasingly popular malware, but exploit, that may be a new one on many. Exploit is a piece of software, a line of code, or a number of commands, that has evil designs on your computer.
Another method of exploit code is the actual injecting of malicious scripts by websites indulging in such practices. An example of such a website was discussed by the Google support staff in the support forum. The Support Staff gave actual names of the programs and websites suspected of delivering viruses to compromised websites. In the event of a Google Analytics exploit, web-masters should check their server access logs for any kind of suspicious request. These request will most likely be made by the suspected malicious program because computer viruses can be injected into the HTTP request protocol, according to a Google support forum member. The rule of thumb for website owners is to always take extra precautions in password security by changing passwords frequently. A name, date of birth should never be used as a password. In fact, passwords should have letters, numbers, ans special character combinations to make them very difficult to figure out.
Hackers Use Code To Download Viruses To Your Computer