Monday, January 14, 2019

GoDaddy JavaScript Injection

Igor Kromin (via Hacker News):

The technology that’s in use here is called Real User Metrics and GoDaddy has a page about it here - Why am I signed up for Real User Metrics?. If you happen to be a customer in US (which I am not but the website is hosted in a US data centre) then you are automatically opted into this service and all your website’s pages will have this JavaScript injected into them.


The worst part of it is GoDaddy, in their help article, admits that this could slow down or break your site! So much for a tool that is designed to improve performance and reliability!

It sounds like this only happens if you use GoDaddy as a Web host, rather than just for DNS.

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