In version 1.0, web masters at least had a fighting chance as the GWA identified its requests with a â€œX-moz: prefetchâ€ header (as prescribed by Mozilla). Sure, everyone in the world had to change their web applications to fit Googleâ€™s vision of a perfect world, but at least they could.
Not so for version 2.0 of this virus. It ships with a brand new mutation: The header is gone! Thereâ€™s now no way to identify a pre-fetch from a regular request, which means that itâ€™s no longer possible to block the GWA.
David at 37 Signals said it only took 2 minutes after his post for Google to remove the tool, but the download page just worked for me.
Evil. Evil. Evil. etc
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