Not actually sure this is the case. What seems more likely, since people are still getting functioning security verification emails, is that whatever is causing this is changing the overlay to display as though it were another account, but in actuality you may still be looking at your account.No. You're effectively logged into their account.
I'm going to go out on a limb, trying to update your account in anyway just updates the cache and puts you on top of some kind of stack in where they're stashing things. Being on top means that you're the next to be picked if somebody tries to look at a profile page.
They don'the have a " shut it down " button?
Not sure if anyone remembers but this has happened before during one of the sales (the year that had the upsidedown page setup of a different season)
Back then you could also access other people's profiles via a variety of buttons that should have lead to your own pages - basket, wishlist, account, profile. You could see stuff but not go any further.
Quoting for realityAs a person who works on a large enterprise network, it's highly unlikely that they have a single button capable of shutting things down. A large-scale commercial venture like this would likely have multiple redundancies and failovers in place to prevent a single-site issue from taking down the entire thing.
If this truly is a software issue somewhere, the engineers would need the back-end systems to continue running in order to troubleshoot and correct the issue, so the answer would likely be to shut down routes in the front-end DMZ routers and/or firewalls to prevent access from the outside. And then hopefully they have some way to VPN in outside of these front-end network components, or a bunch of software guys are going to have to head on-site to fix this.
If it's truly just a caching error, then doing those actions may just expose your account pages to the pool of what's being shared if it already isn't there.
If it's a chaching issue, that means the page that you were trying to get (your account) get shown to other person. If you don't try to login to remove your payment info, it wont be shown.
Surely it's better to have my page re-cached with no details than wait for it to be cached with my remaining details still on there?My speculation.