Friday, June 20, 2014

Yo Been Hacked


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You think Facebook pokes are annoying? That's nothing. This new mobile app sends only a single message, "Yo." And thanks to being so stupid that it's been featured heavily on numerous TV programs lately, including Colbert last night, it has been downloaded a ridiculous number of times.

Also, it's been hacked. More than once, in fact. You have to figure that any developer who could dream up such an annoying tool, will build a pure piece of crap full of security holes.

A Georgia Tech student, together with two of his roommates, claims to have hacked Yo. The student emailed TechCrunch detailing what he alleges are the results of the hack: “We can get any Yo user’s phone number (I actually texted the founder, and he called me back.) We can spoof Yos from any users, and we can spam any user with as many Yos as we want. We could also send any Yo user a push notification with any text we want (though we decided not to do that.)”

Meanwhile, a Vine video has emerged, from user Hako, of the Yo sounding out a snippet of Rick Astley’s “Never Gonna Give You Up” instead of its normal “Yo!” sound. In other words, it’s what looks to be another hack, though this is not confirmed.

Read more on TechCrunch.

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