The Yo app is in the top 10 in the App Store in the USA plus it got 1 million dollars of investments.
The app was noted even by Elon Musk who had called it the best messenger. It appears that the app was hacked by three students from college. Firstly, cracking allows to recognize any phone number of the app user (hackers have already learnt phone number of app founder, and talked to him). Secondly, they can send "Yo" to any user in any quantity. Thirdly, cracking allows sending the push-notice to any user, with any text (guys decided not to do it). Generally, hackers have already reported to the author about the problem and he has confirmed the fact of cracking.Read more
Internet speed will forcibly decrease to subscribers of mobile operator Yota when downloading torrents and using VPN connection.
Yota representatives declared that essential restriction in traffic peer-to-peer and through VPN transfer is waiting for smartphones and tablets mobile Internet users. Unlike other content, torrents downloading speed and sites loading through VPN won't exceed 32 kilobits per second. According to representatives of the company, such decision is caused both technological and the ideological reasons. Torrents downloading leads to the whole capacity of the channel capture by a small amount of "resource-intensive" users, because of what other subscribers who need 3G for voice calls suffer.Read more
The British government claims that the purpose of surveillance is to display the online trends in cities around the world.
According to Edward Snowden British authorities spy on what people are doing on some of the world’s most popular social media sites, such as YouTube, Facebook, Twitter etc. Nevertheless, he denies spying on specific users. The latest information from the National Security Agency was obtained by NBC News with journalist Glenn Greenwald, who was the first to report on Snowden’s documents about NSA and United Kingdom espionage while on the staff of the Guardian. NBC doesn’t mention when the information was received.Read more
Viber, a mobile messenger app that allows users to make phone calls and send text messages and images for free, also gives up plenty of free user data to anyone who wants to listen.
According to researchers from the University of New Haven (UNH) in Connecticut, US, Viber's app sends user messages in unencrypted form - including photos, videos, doodles, and location images.
All of that rich data from users is also stored unencrypted on Viber's servers, rather than being deleted immediately, and is accessible without credentials, just a link, the UNH researchers said.Read more
The National Security Agency and the FBI are tapping directly into the central servers of nine leading U.S. Internet companies, extracting audio and video chats, photographs, e-mails, documents, and connection logs that enable analysts to track foreign targets, according to a top-secret document obtained by The Washington Post.
The program, code-named PRISM, has not been made public until now. It may be the first of its kind.
The NSA prides itself on stealing secrets and breaking codes, and it is accustomed to corporate partnerships that help it divert data traffic or sidestep barriers.Read more