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The Association of Digital Forensics, Security and Law (ADFSL)

Abstract

Viber is one of the widely used mobile chat application which has over 606 million users on its platform. Since the recent release of Viber 6.0 in March/April 2016 and its further updates, Viber provides end-to-end encryption based on Open Whisper Signal security architecture. With proprietary communication protocol scattered on distributed cluster of servers in different countries and secure cryptographic primitives, Viber offers a difficult paradigm of traffic analysis. In this paper, we present a novel methodology of identification of Viber traffic over the network and established a model which can classify its services of audio and audio/video calls, message chats including text and voice chats, group messages and file/media sharing. Absolute detection of both parties of Viber voice and video calls is also demonstrated in our work. Our findings on Viber traffic signatures are applicable to most recent version of Viber 6.2.2 for android and iOS devices.

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