The fresh new communication app, Yo has been the victim of hacking. Apparently a Georgia Tech student, along with two of his associates, have made claims they hacked Yo, the Poke-like app, which has lots of people in Silicon Valley talking in the last 48 hours.
The student in question had emailed TechCrunch giving them details of what he alleges is 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 Yo’s from any users, and we can spam any user with as many Yo. We could also send any Yo user a push notification with any text we want (though we decided not to do that).”
In the meanwhile, a Vine video has popped up from Vine user Hako, of the Yo playing a clip of ‘Rick Astley’s “Never Gonna Give You Up” instead of the normal “Yo!” soundclip. This basically looks likely to be another hack, although this is unconfirmed? There are also other alleged instances of hacking that has been appearing all over the place, such as instagram pictures etc.
Founder Or Arbel has now confirmed that Yo was “having security issues”. He has informed people that “Some of the stuff has been fixed and some we are still working on. We are taking this very seriously.” The founder said he was not able to reveal which hacks were still live. He did say that the firm had brought in a specialist security team to fix these security issues. Arbel said he hoped the security problems would be fixed “in next few hours.”
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