Yesterday we reported on a lock screen vulnerability found in the Android version of the Viber app. The company has responded swiftly and has plugged the security hole in an updated version of the app.
In a Twitter post, Viber provided a link to directly download the updated Viber app. The updated version has yet to make its way into the Google Play store but it should appear shortly. Users who wish to download the newest version of the Viber app for Android will have to enable side-loading apps. To enable this, go into the “Settings” app, tap on “Security,” and check the box next to “Unknown sources.”
A member of the Viber team left a comment on our post which said, “We care a lot about our users’ security, and so we see this as a first priority task.” It’s nice to see Viber acting so quickly to patch the security flaw and being transparent about it all.
Android lock screen issue resolved! Thanks for your patience. Download the new version by clicking here: bit.ly/12npiZo
— Viber (@Viber) April 25, 2013
Check out Viber’s tweet in the source links for the download address.
Source: Viber (Twitter)