HACK ALERT Unlikely hit app Yo is ‘hacked’

Unlikely hit app Yo is ‘hacked’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-27939799


Technology reporter, BBC News

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The Yo app has raised $1m (£600,000) in funding
Messaging app Yo, which in the past week has rocketed to the top of the app download charts, has been hit by a hack.

Creator Or Arbel told technology news site TechCrunch the app was having “security issues”.

The app allows users to send a message saying “yo” to friends – and nothing else.

It has been branded “pointless”, but has nonetheless raised $1m (£600,000) in investment.

TechCrunch said it was contacted by three college students who said they had uncovered a flaw in the app.

“We can get any Yo user’s phone number (I actually texted the founder, and he called me back),” the students told TechCrunch.