Security hole in Viber for Android discovered, fix incoming
1. buccob (Posts: 2260; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)
Well I saw this coming, and always have had the pop-up chat windows option disabled...
And since Viber is such RAM hungry I actually have it stopped all the time, except for when I need to call somebody and turn it on...
No big deal, just deactivate the pop-up windows
2. protozeloz (Posts: 5392; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)
Same here, I find no use in that pop up notification....
7. Viber (Posts: 30; Member since: 21 Jul 2011)
The battery consumption issue will hopefully be resolved in our next upcoming major update. Stay tuned for news :)
3. Viber (Posts: 30; Member since: 21 Jul 2011)
This is a member of the Viber Team.
We are researching this issue at the moment and we will release an update very soon. We care a lot about our users' security, and so we see this as a first priority task.
Meanwhile, until we release the fixed version and as a temporary workaround, it is possible to disable the auto-unlocking of the screen through Viber's settings. This will eliminate the security glitch completely.
Stay tuned for the upcoming update :)
4. buccob (Posts: 2260; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)
Wow, this is a nice thing to see from a developer... Thanks!
now that you are at it... would you also give it a more Androidish feel, instead of the iOSish user interface?
6. Viber (Posts: 30; Member since: 21 Jul 2011)
It's our pleasure. :)
We're looking into it, there are many surprises to come. ;)
5. Viber (Posts: 30; Member since: 21 Jul 2011)
Hi again guys,
The Android lock screen issue has been resolved and we have a new version available for download. You may find the apk file on our FB page. :)