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Juha-Matti Laurio [PersonRank 10]

Monday, November 13, 2006
16 years ago2,456 views

This is off-topic in some way but I know that there are some registered YouTube users here and they can give an answer:

I was just visiting YouTube and noticed that the main page shows the following information:

'Hello, rettttq1 [MAIL] (0) My Account History QuickList (0) Help Log Out'

pointing to user preferences page of 13-years old Bangladesh person.
http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=rettttq1

--clip--
About Me
Member Since: 5 days ago
Videos Watched: 1
Last Login: 5 hours ago
--clip--

I'm not a registered YouTube user. There are no logins to YouTube from this machine at all.
Am I missing something?

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

Wow. Sounds like a screw-up. Do you use the Google Web Accelerator by any chance?

Juha-Matti Laurio [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

No, I have not Google Web Accelerator in use.

Maybe someone has information about working security contact of YouTube?

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

Stupid question, but you are alone on your computer right?

Juha-Matti Laurio [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

Absolutely and I don't know anyone from Bangladesh ;-) As mentioned earlier there are no logins (i.e. authentication cookies etc.) to YouTube from this computer.

Juha-Matti Laurio [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

Screenshot (.JPG) available now:
http://www.networksecurity.fi/samples/YouTube_wrong_user.jpg

YouTube has been contacted with full details.

/pd [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

This is strange..

" there are no logins i.e. authentication cookies etc.) to YouTube from this computer."

are there any other logins that you may have /my have used with userid "rettttq1" ??

Juha-Matti Laurio [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

No. I just watched some Most Viewed videos. The only feature I have been using today was scroll bar, i.e. reading comments, not even clicking them.

/pd [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

Oh ok.. maybe there is a back-end roll over on YTube USERID into the Google account ID's. The User Farm maybe in transit for cross pollination and you got caught in the middle.

Indicator, that Google accounts now will be used for Ytube ??

Juha-Matti Laurio [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

An interesting point.

I will inform when the reply from YouTube/Google arrives.

Stephen Tordoff [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

I just got the same error, with NO cookies on the machine from any site. When I tried to view the profile, I was logged back out.

http://img472.imageshack.us/img472/6784/untitlednk6.png

Juha-Matti Laurio [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

Interesting.

I.e. in your case direct link to the profile is http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=sabudia

When checking here only "Log In" link was available and the basic information (age, country etc). was viewed. In 'rettttq1' case there is "Log out" link available and Compose menu enables to send a message as a wrong user!

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