Just wanting to draw attention to this. It appears that there is an exploit for Spotify Connect which uses the Spotiamb 0.2.1 extension to hijack user accounts and play a set list of songs. Affected users will see "Spotiamb 0.2.1" appear as an available Spotify Connect device. The result is that their account will, multiple times throughout a day at random intervals, play albums by these two artists, amongst others:
These tracks will interrupt anything the user is currently playing.
Other users are experiencing the exact same behaviour
Could a member of the Spotify team please comment on this? It is somewhat concerning that there appears to be an unaddressed explit capable of making user accounts play any tracks they wish.
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I got excellent help from the Spotify support staff.
We went through all the motions: facebook access, revoking, etc.. All of which I'd covered on my own.
And then, when we finally got to the point of cutting the cord and restarting my account, a very (very) important question got asked. "Can you login with your Spotify account?" My huh? I'd logged in with FB from the get-go. "Looks like you logged in once with a Spotify account five years ago. Do you remember that password?"
Nope. But, hot-darn that was the solution.
While I'd done everything under the sun to lock down my accounts, you know, since 2015, I'd left a backdoor to Spotify in the form of an account and a password I didn't care about at the time. Who'd have thought that five years later I'd be more concerned that my AI overlord's suggestions would be torn asunder by hacking?
Long story short? Changed and revoked the password. Bonus? The help was able to move my Discover Weekly goodness back to its original goodness.
All is right in the world.
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