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Viber Sends Video, Images Without Encryption Protection [VIDEO]

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4/24/2014 12:00 AM

CNET (Apr. 24): “Viber Sends Video, Images Without Encryption Protection" [VIDEO]

Ibrahim Baggili and Jason Moore, researchers from UNH’s Cyber Forensics Research & Education Group, demonstrated that a widely used mobile chat app not only sends some kinds of data in the open, it also stores it publicly online.  It's not trivial to get the data, but attackers can do so by setting up malicious wireless access points or who use man-in-the-middle attacks to intercept network traffic. In addition, Internet and mobile service providers and wireless access point operators have access to the data -- and anyone in intelligence services they share that data with, knowingly or not.

The story has run on websites all over the world in languages including Arabic, Portuguese, Spanish, Italian, German, Serbian and Russian.

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