One of the hottest apps available right now, is called Yo. It's a messaging app, and users use it only to say "Yo" to their peers because that's all the app is capable of doing. While we are still scratching our heads as to why this app has gone viral, the most important thing right now is the security risks that came with using Yo.
According to three students at Georgia Tech, they have managed to hack the Yo app. The students claim that they can hack into Yo and get the phone number of any user.
"We can get any Yo user's phone number. 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.)"
This huge security issue might turn out to be a serious problem for the developers of Yo, as they could lose valuable subscribers in a short amount of time.
The good news is, the developer is working on a fix for these issues, according to Techcrunch.
The idea behind the Yo app came to be from Israeli investor and Mobli CEO Moshe Hogeg. Apparently, he wanted an easier way to communicate with his secretary, and as it turns out, just texting the word Yo, is good enough for him.
Developer Or Arbel worked with Hogeg on the idea and managed to create the app. We understand Hogeg actually found use for Yo and is likely sending a Yo message to his secretary right now,
Hogeg went on to lead a $1.2 million agent investment, with $200,000 coming from his own pocket. All this cash went into the development and future development of Yo. With the success the app is experiencing right now, it is clear that Hogeg made a smart choice in funding Yo.
At the end of the day though, we just want to say one thing to our readers; Yo!