[thelist] Google Analytics and security

ftarzwell at fayec.com ftarzwell at fayec.com
Tue Oct 30 10:18:41 CDT 2007

Hi David,

Apart from them having access to the users' data stored on their end, would
that allow them to access our site in a way that it would jeopardize the
applications on our servers?



On Tue, 30 Oct 2007 15:14:01 +0000, David Dorward <david at dorward.me.uk>
> On 30 Oct 2007, at 15:11, <ftarzwell at fayec.com> wrote:
>> Does anybody know if the Google Analytics script causes
>> vulnerabilities
>> that would make it be refused for use on a public financial site?
> Well, you are going to be including JS from Google's server.
>  From a technological point of view, they could use this to pull any
> data displayed to your users in to their databases.
> If you use it, you have to trust Google (and Google's employees) not
> to help themselves to your users' data.
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