Too Funny :-)

Discussion in 'privacy technology' started by hawki, Jun 21, 2014.

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  1. hawki

    hawki Registered Member

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    "The stupidest $1 million app ever has already been hacked

    Who would have thought that the stupidest $1 million app in world history would have shoddy security? Yo, the inexplicably dumb new messaging app that was created in just eight hours and has raised $1 million in funding, has already been hacked by college students at Georgia Tech.[ Yo's, sole purpose is to let you send a message that just reads “Yo” to your friends.] As TechCrunch reports, the students figured out how to get any Yo user’s phone number and then use it to spam out an infinite number of “Yo’s” to anyone in their contacts. Basically, the Georgia Tech kids have discovered how to take an app that’s already annoying and make it even more annoying."


    What's too funny to me is that the devs of this dumb app raised 1 Mil USD to develop it and made it in 8 hours. Is this what our world has come to o_O hawki predicts a new dotcom bubble :)

    http://bgr.com/2014/06/20/yo-app-for-ios-android-hacked/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed: TheBoyGeniusReport (BGR | Boy Genius Report)


    [The 1 MIL USD came from Angels a new Venture Capital Fund that has raised a fund of around $100 million, with a large chunk coming from co-founder and serial investor and Kazakh petrochemical mogul Kenges Rakishev, which it plans to use for early stage investments in emerging areas].

    SEE: http://www.cbsnews.com/news/yo-ridiculously-simple-app-that-everyone-is-downloading/

    "The hack came as Yo had just cracked the top 5 free apps on the iOS App Store, ahead of Snapchat, Instagram, YouTube, and Facebook."

    http://www.slate.com/blogs/future_t...hone_app_hacked_by_georgia_tech_students.html

    "The app, which took eight hours to create, has the technology community divided - with some seeing the app, and its seven-figure investment, as a sign of increasing hysteria in Silicon Valley for offbeat ideas.

    "We have decided this is an idea with great potential," Mr Arbel told the Financial Times.

    One reader of The Verge technology news site said the app, and its sudden mainstream coverage, was "accelerating the decline of civilization". LOL :)

    http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-27939799
     
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    'Idiocracy' - nuff said .....
     
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