Jun 20 AT 8:22 AM Nick Sarafolean 6 Comments

Yo got hacked and is filled with security holes, yo


Yo, the sensationally ridiculous app that’s sweeping the nation, has been found to be quite vulnerable to hacks. A number of hacks have taken place, but one of the biggest has been discovered by a Georgia Tech student and his roommates. The students found that they could get any user’s phone number through Yo, which is a huge security risk. Not only that, but they could also spoof send Yo’s from that person and spam them with as many Yo’s as they want. Possibly the worst is that they could send the user a push notification containing whatever text they wanted.

As if all of that wasn’t bad enough, another hack has arisen. A Vine was posted showing Yo sending a new notification sound that certainly wasn’t programmed within the app to begin with. The hack has replaced the Yo notification sound with a clip of the infamous “Never Gonna Give You Up” by Rick Astley. Yeesh.

As of now, Yo’s founder, Or Arbel, has said that some of the problems are fixed but some still remain wide open. Yo has hired a specialist security team to help them resolve the hacks.

Can Yo get any worse? Sound off in the comments, yo!

Source: TechCrunch

A nerd at heart, Nick is an average person who has a passion for all things electronic. When not spending his time writing about the latest gadgets, Nick enjoys reading, dabbling in photography, and experimenting with anything and everything coffee. Should you wish to know more about him, you can follow him on Twitter @Zricon15.

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