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YouTube glitch compromised Gmail accounts in UAE

Google’s owned video sharing service YouTube is currently affected by a glitch, that allows users to access others’ Gmail accounts and  view the information stored inside.

ArabianBusiness reports, the glitch only occurs to the UAE users, currently customers of the Etisalat ISP. “When signed in on their own accounts, UAE users are able to view the ‘My videos’, ‘Contacts’, ‘Favourites’ and other menus belonging to other users,” the mentioned source reported yesterday.

The issue only affects the clients of Etisalat, so the users of Du, another big Arabian Internet service provider, are protected against the glitch. According to the same source, the problem still persisted on Wednesday and we’re still waiting for an official statement from Google or YouTube.

Trying to identity the source of the problem, the people from itp.net and the Windows Arabic magazine attempted to reproduce the glitch and see if they’re able to access other users’ accounts.

“In both tests the user accounts that were visible to UAE users were accounts that had been logged into only a few hours previously, suggesting that the index pages have been cached by Etisalat, and were somehow being accessed in error through the cache,” ArabianBusiness informs.

Source:→ Softpedia

Google, Gmail, YouTube, Google Account, Vulnerability, Exploit, Glitch, UAE, Security

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