A Simple YouTube URL Hack Gives Osama Bin Laden Coverage from the White House

A Simple YouTube URL Hack Gives Osama Bin Laden Coverage from the White House

Picture 33The potential for a little deviance here is obvious.

A simple URL hack makes it possible to play any YouTube video in someone else’s profile/channel.

An example would be playing an Osama Bin Laden video on the official White Houses’s channel or a Borat announcement on the Queen’s channel.

The result is relatively harmless but unquestionably amusing (and maybe a little embarassing).

Instructions on how to make it happen after the jump.

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To make it happen, visit any channel on YouTube, click a video then replace the numbers at the end of the video with the id for any other public YouTube video.

e.g.

A video on the Queen’s official YouTube Channel has a URL that looks like this:
http://www.youtube.com/theroyalchannel#p/a/0/cC_gpfKKm1U

A Borat video URL is this:

Replace the end ID at the end of the Queen’s video URL with the ID at the end of Borat’s and you have a rather amusing looking video page.
The final URL in this example would be: http://www.youtube.com/theroyalchannel#p/a/0/JFVN59sR4lY

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Thanks Jakub for the Tip.

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