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Viper” sends video clips and images unencrypted
Were security researchers found that the application of Instant Messaging and communication “Viper” sends the images and video clips without encryption and is stored on the Internet with the title available to all.
The researchers “Ibrahim Albgala” and “Jason Moore” from the University of “New Haven” Wednesday posted a video on “YouTube” shows how to transfer data across the “Viper” open and not encrypted.
And we were able to find data and links to their positions on the Internet by intercepting data traffic on a PC running “Windows 7” was set up like a point and wireless access for a smart phone, which is used in the test.
Experts believe that it is not difficult to obtain users’ data, where hackers can do this by creating an access point for wireless malicious attacks or uses what is known as a “man in the middle” to intercept network traffic.
In addition, the companies can provide Internet services and mobile phone operators or wireless access points to access the data, as well as anyone who works in the intelligence agencies, they can all get the data and share the knowledge of the owner or without his knowledge.
For his part, Albgala, an assistant professor in the Computer Science “The issue here is to give people a chance to know these things so they can make an informed decision about the use of these applications until the problem is fixed.”
The Albgala Moore and also there is a problem within an application similar to Instant Messaging “Watts August,” but on a smaller scale, and the problem is reflected in the fact that the latter is sending pictures of the maps is not encrypted, the same applies to the “Viper.”
The researchers found that the “Viper” that store data in servers for at least a week. He added that there is no one method of user authentication, which means that everyone can access these links and look at the data and get it to do what it pleases.
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