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Viber's Poor Data Security Practices Threaten User Privacy

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4/23/2014 9:00 AM
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The Hacker News (Apr. 23):Viber's Poor Data Security Practices Threaten User Privacy"

The UNH Cyber Forensics Research & Education Group headed by professor Ibrahim Baggili has found another set of vulnerabilities and poor data security practices in the popular messaging application “Viber” that threatens the privacy of its than 150 million active users. The researchers found that users' data stored on the Viber Amazon Servers including images and videos are stored in an unencrypted form that can be easily accessed without any authentication mechanism.

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http://noticiasjuridicasseguridad.wordpress.com/2014/04/24/255/ (Spanish)

http://cryptechnews.com/2014/04/24/researchers-slurp-unencrypted-viber-messaging-data-with-ease/

http://www.th3professional.com/2014/04/blog-post_24.html (Arabic)

http://securityaffairs.co/wordpress/24305/hacking/viber-vulnerable-mitm.html