Viber announced that it has introduced encryption end to end for all OS versions – for Mac, PC, iOS and Android. Once you download the latest update, version 6.0, every voice and video call, text message, video and photo sharing and group chat will be encrypted.
We take our users’ security and privacy very seriously, and it’s critical to us that they feel confident and protected when using Viber
“We take our users’ security and privacy very seriously, and it’s critical to us that they feel confident and protected when using Viber. Because of this, we have spent a long time working on this latest update to ensure that our users have the most sophisticated security available and maximum control over their communications. We will continue to make this an ongoing priority as digital communication evolves.” – Says Viber COO Michael Shmilov.
The service now offers the “hidden chat,” which allows users to hide specific calls from your home screen. It is not clear what is the protocol for encryption using Viber, to protect its users.
Some companies believe that they can offer their own solution for encryption, but the truth is that the best encryption protocols were examined, tested and usually (but not always) are open source.
Viber has over 700 million active users now join the growing number of messaging apps – such as WhatsApp, Wire, Telegram and Signal – offering full encryption from end to end. This is a step in the right direction, but until we know more about encryption protocol that is in use, will have minor doubts about a 100 percent security.