One new article link has been added to our Related News page. The Verge published an article titled Security intern uncovers major vulnerability in Yik Yak messaging app.
Yik Yak pitches itself as an easy way to post anonymous messages to users in your area, but a new report suggests the popular app may have a real security flaw on its hands. Written by Sanford Moskowitz, a security research intern at SilverSky Labs, the report details how an attacker on the same Wi-Fi network as his target could take complete control over the target’s Yik Yak account, using only a monitor-friendly network card and a packet analyzer like Wireshark. If Moskowitz’s report holds up, it could present a real problem to the increasingly popular app, which has billed casual anonymity as one of its chief selling points.
Source: The Verge