"Today we’re excited to announce that our users will be able to securely communicate across all of their devices through end-to-end encryption. We have been working on this for a long time and are proud that our users can confidently use Viber without fear of their messages being intercepted - whether it is in a one-to-one or group message, on a call, on desktop, mobile or tablet."
Viber will be rolling this out globally over the next two weeks, and you’ll see a grey padlock to confirm you are secured. Additionally, each user has an individual cryptography key associated with his or her device, allowing you to benefit from an added layer of security. You can manually authenticate contacts to select they are “trusted”. This will change the lock color to green, and if you ever see a red lock it means there is a problem with the authentication key. The breach may simply mean that a user has changed his or her primary phone; however, it can also indicate a man-in-the-middle-attack. To solve a possible breach state, the participant needs to be re-trusted.
What's New In This Version:
Viber's new privacy-enhanced version includes:
•Increased security – the padlock icon confirms that all your messages – including groups and cross platform messages – are end-to-end encrypted
•Hidden Chats – hide away specific chats so nobody knows they even exist
•Contact authentication – a new layer of security allows you to protect yourself further with a simple ‘trust contact’ mechanic
• ‘Like’ media from the preview screen – click the heart to like photos and videos even while you’re watching them
•Reduced app size – Viber now takes up less space on your phone.
You can download Viber from the App Store for free.