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Researchers find Viber 'easy' to hack
Sydney, April 25, 2014
First Published: 12:33 IST(25/4/2014)
Last Updated: 16:58 IST(25/4/2014)

Smartphone chat app Viber is reportedly much easier to hack when compared to other applications.

According to, researchers from the University of New Haven were able to intercept mobile data sent through Viber with relative ease, using a PC as a wireless access point for the phone.

This flaw may be used by any intelligence agency to breach the privacy of users to extract the desired information.

One of the researchers Ibrahim Baggili said that their motive is to make users aware about the risks they unknowingly face.

Researchers uploaded the study on YouTube, and disclosed that Viber stores data publicly for at least a week.

Meanwhile, Viber said the glitch would be fixed in an update soon.

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