Friday, December 14, 2007

Orkut security: Blocked or locked album viewing

A few days back orkut unveiled a good privacy measure to lock albums, scrapbooks et al for users who do not want them to be available for public consumption. Great feature! The only problem though is that it doesn't work or rather there is a workaround it! This is how:
1. Go to the profile page of the person whose album is locked.

2. View html source of the page and search for 'medium'

3. This will give you an url like http://img<2,3 or 4>.orkut.com/images/medium//.jpg

4. Open another tab paste this url and replace 'medium' with 'milieu/1'(http://img3.orkut.com/images/milieu/2//.jpg) and press enter(or go button of your browser and bang! the first picture in his/her album (thumbnail) will be presented to you.

5. To view other pictures in the album change the 'milieu/1' to 'milieu/2' and so on till you have seen all the pictures.

Security blunder of this magnitude was not expected from google!

29 comments:

Anonymous said...

I wonder if there is any way to view the captions that go along with the pictures. Also, any way you can think to view locked Scraps?

Piyush said...

I don't think that viewing captions and scraps are possible for locked profiles.

R said...

Hey man its working can u tell me how can i saw locked scraps too? ans is there any option for watching full pics instead of Thumbnails

rohit said...

i cant figure out where to look for medium plz can u explain it ..thanx...

sachin said...

can somebody please tell me how to view the full size image???????/

Anonymous said...

hey rohit..... click on view then click on source...thn click on find... then u can get it done.use magnifier software n view those thumbnails in bigger size

Karthik said...

Wow! this is ace xD
look what i accidentally found - a way to watch certain videos in youtube/google videos which are made private or categorized under 18+ ..
here's what you do :
copy the link of the respective video and paste it in your orkut video page ..it plays even the private and 18+ categorized videos ! Bwahahahhahaa xD

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

this is not working anymore

david said...

it is not working ....

david said...

ppl help me getting this thing work
.....[plz.]

Akash Panchal said...

This trick isn't working manogfmg

Piyush said...

this doesn't work anymore

imran_khan said...

its nt workin...tell me other way if exists....plz

Viren said...

hey,plz tell sume other way...its not working now :((

hotrod said...

Hey Piyus,

Is there any other way of viewing blocked pictures in orkut.

montu said...

please send me new way of hacking
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vicky_unique10 said...

HEy Man i jz cant get it, plz teme hw wt to do it where shud i paste the url whr to replace medium plz help me..

vicky_unique10 said...

hey i cant get it hw to do it, where to replace d medium n whr to paste d url.... plz leme know

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

this is Fake... Its not working

Sarah said...

This is not Working any more there is no Medeium at all Plz tell me any other Trick if can.
raj_zest@yahoo.com

Rafhaella said...
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uday said...

hey man....we are not able to see the source code of orkut....it is ristrict....so your process is not valid...give some other idea....

muhamed said...

can any one help me , how to do this.

Aseeb said...

please any one help me for opening locked albums and scrapbook,
send me to aseeb.ahmed@gmail.com

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vishal said...

Dude...there is option/keyword 'medium' in page source.what are the options I have?am I doing something wrong, I did a right click on the page and selected 'view page source'

David Warner said...

You rightly said all things and i really like the way you write all methods but these methods difficult to keep remember in the school and universities i have another way to open Orkut just a one click and you can open. access Blocked Orkut at school