Check your Maps!

Sneaky code could be hidden in your code!?

I just ran into something that had my noggin scratching.  I was originally using google’s default map editor with the <iframe> embed tag methods which was fine but caused issues so I ended up pursuing another embed method.  Thus my search began and I found this simple enough gmap generator. Only problem is after inspecting the code I saw a sneaky url that was inserted. Now normally I wouldn’t mind if it might have been a back link to the author or site owner but it’s a freaking Casino link! Nuff said! Use this site at your discretion. I don’t know if this is the doing of the author or website owner or some type a malicious user hijacking this generator but it’s just plain sneaky!

http://maps-generator.com

Generates the following code.

When trying to edit and remove the code, the map reported an error “Google Maps Error: Do not change the code. Click here to show the correct code!” then asks you to follow the link to restore the map to restore your map (http://maps-generator.com/get-correct-widget-code?id=”with your generated map id”) back to the it’s unedited version. Why give something like this away for free only to set up users for spam.