Why You Should Stop Using Telegram Right Now 

thomwithoutanh's bookmarks 2016-08-12


“They use the MTproto protocol which is effectively homegrown and I’ve seen no proper proofs of its security,” Alan Woodward, professor at the University of Surrey told Gizmodo. Woodward criticized Telegram for their lack of transparency regarding their home cooked encryption protocol. “At present we don’t know enough to know if it’s secure or insecure. That’s the trouble with security by obscurity. It’s usual for cryptographers to reveal the algorithms completely, but here we are in the dark. Unless you have considerable experience, you shouldn’t write your own crypto. No one really understands why they did that.”



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08/12/2016, 04:33

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08/12/2016, 00:33