Yo can be a joke, but its hacking incident isn’t

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Yo took the industry unexpectedly with one of several simplest apps to look within the Google Play Store. In essence, it’s nothing but a device to send a message on your contacts , with a colourful and easy-to-use interface that may confuse nobody. You can’t send any message, either… just “Yo”.

It somehow got 1,000,000 dollars in funding and is consistently growing. As with all popular app, it’s sure to get hackers’ attention, and that it did. Some amazing things is also accomplished from the relief of a dorm room, Yo’s hack being the newest one.

Three Georgia Tech students have managed to tap into Yo’s systems and may be able to take some crazy actions. For this kind of simple and single-purposed app, these hackers accomplished quite a lot. The hacker has contacted Tech Crunch with some revealing, and worrisome, information.

“We will get any Yo user’s phone number (i myself texted the founder, and he called me back). We will be able to spoof Yos from any users, and we are able to spam any user with as many Yos as we would like. Lets also send any Yo user a push notification with any text we need (though we decided to not do this).” -Hacker

Some proof of hacks has shown up around the web; a Vine video and an Instagram post being the most well-liked.

Or Arbel, Yo’s founder, has gone at the record about this, simply saying the app has “security issues”. The corporate looks taking the problem rather seriously, as they ought to. The matter was said to be fixed very soon, so chances are high that you won’t be seeing these issues anymore. A minimum of not for your time, this is.

Let’s hope this doesn’t happen again. Such an innocent and easy app can develop into a multitude very soon.