Beware of Phishing Links on Viber: A Security Alert

In the age of instant communication, apps like Viber have become integral to our daily interactions. However, with the convenience of quick chats and video calls comes the risk of cyber threats. A recent security concern involves phishing links circulating on Viber, particularly those starting with ““. If you encounter such a link, exercise caution: clicking on it may compromise your account.

What Is a Phishing Link?

Phishing links are malicious URLs designed to steal personal information. Hackers craft these links to look legitimate, tricking users into handing over sensitive details like login credentials. Once clicked, these links can lead to unauthorized access to your accounts, financial loss, or identity theft.

The Viber Scam: What You Need to Know

On Viber, the scam link in question is part of a ploy to hack into accounts. The link prompts users to “activate” a secondary device, but in reality, it’s a method for a hacker to log in to your Viber account using their PC. The link is a disguised trap, and the consequences of clicking it are serious. The hacker can gain full access to your Viber account, allowing them to read your messages, access your contact list, and impersonate you.

How to Remove the access of a Hacker to your account

To deactivate Viber on your Desktop and Tablets from your mobile phone, you should follow these steps:

  1. Open the Viber app on your mobile device.
  2. Tap on More or the three lines in the bottom right corner to access the menu.
  3. Select Settings to open the settings menu.
  4. Go to the Account section.
  5. Tap on Desktop and Tablets. This will show a list of devices where your Viber account is active.
  6. From the list, select the device you want to deactivate.
  7. Confirm the deactivation when prompted.

This process will remove your Viber account from the selected devices, ensuring that no one can use it on those devices unless you activate them again​.

How to Protect Yourself

  • Don’t Click Suspicious Links: If you receive a link you weren’t expecting or that looks out of the ordinary, do not click on it.
  • Verify the Source: If a contact sends you a link, verify with them through a different communication method to confirm they intended to send it.
  • Use Official Channels: Always use the official Viber website or app for account-related actions.
  • Stay Informed: Keep up with the latest security updates from Viber and be aware of common phishing tactics.


Your digital safety is paramount. In the face of cunning cyber-attacks, staying informed and vigilant is your best defense. Remember, if you receive any link starting with ““, do not click on it. Protect yourself and your digital presence by being cautious and proactive about your online security.

Stay safe, stay connected.

Some technical information

As you will see in the following example, the link translates to a Viber command that prompts the device to accept the attacker’s device as a legitimate user device.

wget ''
--2023-11-02 16:21:36--
Resolving (, 2a02:26f0:9c00:395::24c5, 2a02:26f0:9c00:396::24c5
Connecting to (||:443... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 302 Moved Temporarily
Location: viber://auth?u=bf63cd32389dcc342088c477a&k=u54BFqCQKGrL5-xPhV_Px82.&r=1&v=2 [following]
viber://auth?u=bf63cd32389dcc342088c477a&k=u54BFqCQKGrL5-xPhV_Px82.&r=1&v=2: Unsupported scheme ‘viber’.

Enable BitLocker without TPM.

As technology advances, the need for security in our devices also increases. Windows 10 Pro offers a feature called BitLocker, which can help protect your files from unauthorized access. However, not all devices have a Trusted Platform Module (TPM) chip that BitLocker requires to function. Don’t worry, though, as there is still a way to enable BitLocker on your device without a TPM.

In this post, we will guide you through the process of enabling BitLocker on your Windows 10 Pro device without a compatible TPM. We have also included a video tutorial that you can follow along with.

Step 0: Check if your device has a compatible TPM.

Before we get started, you should check if your device has a compatible TPM. To do this, press the Windows key + R on your keyboard to open the Run dialog box. Type tpm.msc and press Enter. If your device has a TPM, you will see a window that shows its status.

Step 1:

Follow the steps in the video to change the configuration of BitLocker so that it will allow you to set it up without a compatible TPM.

Step 2: Enable BitLocker

If your device does not have a compatible TPM, we can still enable BitLocker by using a password or USB key instead. To enable BitLocker, right-click on the drive you want to encrypt and select “Turn on BitLocker.”

Step 3: Choose your preferred unlock method

When prompted to choose an unlock method, select “Enter a password” or “Insert a USB flash drive.” If you select the USB option, you will need to insert the USB drive before proceeding.

Step 4: Choose how much of your drive to encrypt

You can choose to encrypt only the used space or the entire drive. Select your preferred option and click “Next.”

Step 5: Choose where to store your recovery key

Your recovery key is a backup that you can use to access your files if you forget your password or lose your USB key. Choose whether to save the recovery key to your Microsoft account, save it to a file, or print it. Make sure to store your recovery key somewhere safe.

Step 6: Begin the encryption process

Once you have chosen your settings and saved your recovery key, click “Start encrypting.” The encryption process may take some time, depending on the size of your drive.

Congratulations! You have successfully enabled BitLocker on your Windows 10 Pro device without a compatible TPM.

Please refer to the accompanying video for a visual guide and demonstration of the steps outlined in this post.

Increase BitLocker to 256-bit

Encryption is an essential security measure that helps protect your sensitive data from unauthorized access. One of the most popular encryption tools available for Windows 10 Pro is BitLocker, which can encrypt your entire hard drive or specific folders and files. By default, BitLocker uses 128-bit encryption, which is considered secure but not the most robust option. If you want to increase the encryption key to 256 bits, which is the highest level of encryption currently available, follow these steps:

In summary, increasing your BitLocker encryption key to 256 bits is an easy way to add more security to your data. With 256-bit encryption, you can rest assured that your sensitive data is well protected.