Report: Instant Messaging service “” is not always safe




The report proves permeable service when using mobile data.

Report a media that messages sent through instant messaging service “” (Line) is vulnerable to interception and spying by outside parties.

And according to the “Telecom Asia (Asia Telecom), a media specialist in telecommunications markets, in their report that they were able to intercept a chat session on” using software to capture the packets, and then reproduce and view them on your PC. They also noted that messages that were sent using the cellular data were clear text, whereas messages sent using networks “and” encrypted (most the time).

Furthermore, the team was able to “ITU Telecom Asia” from a previous chat sessions using chat groups keys, when you try to intercept them.

The first conclusion was “service” have talked about already, in its publication in January, the service allows unencrypted connections, since they are often used with TLS protocol SPDY Protocol, but this may cause slowing of contact and exchange messages, especially when using cellular data, so I decided to allow unencrypted connections over mobile networks.

Experts believe that this service policy, external parties such as telecommunications operators, Internet service providers (ISP), and hackers with the right tools, to access the messages that are sent through the “line”.

The “service” is one of the fastest services IM prevalent around the world, bringing the number of users to 230 million.
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