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[edited by: tedster at 2:27 pm (utc) on May 14, 2011]
A recent spam trend is hacking websites to insert rel=canonical pointing to hacker's site. If U suspect hacking, check 4 it.
Allowing cross-domain canonical is just stupid IMO, what PhD didn't see this exploit coming?
[edited by: JoePublisher at 2:27 pm (utc) on May 16, 2011]
[edited by: JoePublisher at 3:25 pm (utc) on May 16, 2011]
I was worried that would happen when google announced they would work cross-site.
Can hijacked canonical tags be cloaked?
Not really Google's fault, though, there's not much they can do to stop sites from getting hacked.
Considering the hacker pointed the site to a specific URL, can't they figure out who owns that URL, and throw that hacker in jail?
I understand, but if the site that its being pointed to is obvious spam, it would be a different story.
[edited by: incrediBILL at 9:09 pm (utc) on May 16, 2011]