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Revealed The Solution
I recently noticed some unusual click-thrus on my site, and being the curious person I am, I investigated further.
The clicks were actually a redirect, which means people were attempting to navigate to one page but instead being taken to a completely unexpected page, a page that had nothing to do with anything on my site: x.vindicosuite.com.
The last time I checked, that URL delivered a blank page.
I did a search and found several posts explaining what was happening. It involved Sitemeter, a visitor tracking service for websites. Any site that had their code installed was vulnerable to the redirect.
The bad news is, even though Sitemeter was notified well over a year ago, they’ve done nothing about it.
I only discovered the problem in May 2015 so there is no telling how many visitors this glitch has run off. Frustrating! [Read more…]