Viber is a free app that allows users to make free calls, as well as send texts, pictures, and video messages to other users. It can be used both on mobile and desktop devices. Easy to use and safe, Viber is used by over 200 million people.
Has there ever been a breach or data leak?
No known hacks or data breaches!
Is any kind of biometric data collected (health, heart, voice, etc.)?
Are you able to delete your data / the data collected about you?
Does it have parental controls?
Does it use encryption to protect your data both in-transit and at-rest?
Does it get regular software and / or firmware updates?
Does it require you to create a strong password?
Is there a system in place for managing security vulnerabilities?
How Can It Snoop?
Does it have a camera or request / require access to a camera?
Does it have a microphone or request / require access to a microphone?
Does it track your location or request / require access to location data?
Does it require an email address to use?
Does it require a phone number to use?
Does it require an address (home or office) to use?
Are you able to use a credit card as a payment option?
Are you able to use a cryptocurrency as a payment option?
Are you able to use PayPal as a payment option?
Are you able to use cash or gift cards as a payment option?
What Could Go Wrong?
Viber does not have much content risk at the moment. However, Viber does not encrypt all messages. You need to initiate an encrypted chat to encrypt messages.
How Does It Share Your Data?
Viber does not store messages that were delivered, and if they were to not be delivered, they are deleted two weeks after. Viber states they share your information with third parties.
- Viber states that they do not read or listen to the content of messages.
- Viber uses end-to-end encrption, so messages cannot be read by third parties.
- Viber shares your information with third parties for advertising and commercial purposes.
Viber does not have much content risk, and takes measures to protect user information. Viber does not store messages that were delivered and uses end-to-end encryption, so no outside parties can view the message. However, Viber does share some information with third parties, so be wary. Besides that, Viber is one of the safer messaging apps to use.