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’.

Free dial-in to WebEx

The following video demonstrates how to dial into a WebEx online meeting without using the WebEx client.

In some countries, there are no toll-free numbers for people to call. Not having toll-free numbers can be problematic for people with issues with their connection or the WebEx client is not working for them.

From our experience, we noticed that there is usually a US-based toll-free number available for most WebEx meetings (a cheaper package for the owner, maybe). Considering some people’s problems and the US-based toll-free number, we propose dialing in to the meeting via Viber.

Viber offers a service called “Viber Out.” This service allows you to phone call almost anywhere globally as if you were performing a local call (so you get lower rates).

Our proposal is the following since WebEx offers toll-free numbers for the US, then use “Viber Out” to perform that free call and join your meeting. To the best of our knowledge, Viber should not charge you as their partners should not charge them for this call.

Hope it helps; it helped us!

We cannot be sure if Viber will change its policy in the future, so be sure to check where and when you use your financial tools.