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That new ridiculous app is full of security holes

That new ridiculous app is full of security holes
Courtesy of justyo.co

I told you all about the ridiculous app Yo.

Yo.

That's it. That's what this app does. It sends friends a one-word message: "Yo."

This fun, crazy, ridiculous app has gotten the notice of investors ($1 million has been raised), but it's also caught the attention of some college kids at Georgia Tech, who have already hacked the app.

How bad could the hack be? All it does is send "Yo."

“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.)”

But wait. There's more.

Yo has already been Rickrolled. The famous Rick Astley song, "Never Gonna Give You Up" plays instead of the normal "Yo" sound. You can see it on Vine here. 

Then, there's Elon Musk. One hacker stole the Elon Musk username and sent "Yo" to users who believed it was the real Elon Musk.

And what about the real Elon Musk? He can get his Yo username back when the man who stole it gets a Tesla Model S. 

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Source: TechCrunch
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