An analysis of 11 presidential campaign websites performed last September and again in December found multiple instances of potentially risky third-party code, unwanted code execution and unauthorized data tracking.
According to a new report from The Media Trust, 81 percent of executing code on these websites was not internally developed, but rather from external third-party vendors. (Which perhaps brings new meaning to the term "third-party" candidate.)
Third-party code is, of course, ubiquitous among websites in general and is essential for them to function. However, it is important that web developers know that they are pulling this code from trustworthy sources.
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