YouTube security issue in UAE fixed

by Shijaz Abdulla on 27.04.2008 at 17:40

Etisalat seems to have fixed the YouTube caching issue that resulted in a major security breach which allowed users to see other user’s favorites, videoes, profiles and messages.

ITP reports that Google has issued a public statement as follows:

We have had reports of this problem in the UAE and believe it was due to caching being done by a local ISP. We take our users’ security very seriously and have made necessary changes to resolve this issue. It should now be fixed, but if users see any more instances, we’d like for them to contact the YouTube support team at

It is interesting to note that Etisalat is still silent on this issue.

Shijaz Abdulla is a Datacenter Solutions Professional at Microsoft, based in Doha, Qatar and helps customers better run their IT infrastructure using Microsoft technologies. He is a blogger and a technology enthusiast.

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One Response to YouTube security issue in UAE fixed

  1. Cherian Iype says:

    ahlan shijaz.. i got teh url.. read the article… gud stuff man… nice read-up… pls send across similar stuff…
    U TC

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