Is Telegram as secure as everyone says?

Is Telegram as secure as everyone says?

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Answer 1
August, 2021

If you mean anonymity, then no, it was not for nothing that it was once blocked in Russia. If Pavel Durov hadn't gone to the FSB meeting, now we wouldn't be using him at all. Otherwise, you can remain anonymous on any social network, because the Internet is full of programs and for anonymity that are written by independent people ...

Answer 2
August, 2021

It's simple, you take two androids, install them on both telegrams, and write something, if the special services read it, they will arrive at the designated place at the scheduled time. And you will be vkur, if not, then draw your own conclusions, what you can do with impunity with a group of people to go down in the history of the subway

Answer 3
August, 2021

No, but I'll tell you a secret, your correspondences like "where did Aunt Valya go" are of no particular interest to anyone, neither the special services, nor the police, nor the authorities. so I don’t understand the desire of people to remain anonymous (while having mail in Yandex, haha) Oh, there can be no talk of anonymity on the network, otherwise it will lead to total fraud, viruses, sales of prohibited things, etc.

Answer 4
August, 2021

No, no, no, and again no.

Telegram is an unsafe messenger. It is possible to extract information from there in 95% of cases. + to everything, the KGB itself distributes "stitched" versions.

If you want to get% anonymity - come up with your own language of communication and do not pass the decoder program to untrusted persons.

Simple example:

! AcTm = L] SwOgy BT $ 50_ = 5ZQC! [MH - (A)

: H; h + t * u | 4 # kDIpboi, n7QaDO1JuAf - (B)

ubPC: oP% 1 * [4Q | @ zc62VZO |! uOeI: M - (B)

Every minute the set is like this

DI? kPTb1wYG; v & s? 1 jQiHXEC + @ A * 9 - (A)

yI> # kOJ @; n {.y10 \ W031T $ _- d \ PQ # 6 - (B)

5_37tBT; k9'-a + wAl5'2% K83tyTpZ - (C )

In general, live honestly and do not break the laws, in 99% of cases everything will be fine and you will not be taken into development :)

Well, or be a villain and learn C ++ and so on .. ..

Answer 5
August, 2021

Mice (some of them here they are called "scientists and journalists in one bottle") write articles discussing the greenness and thorniness of cacti)))

Answer 6
August, 2021

Only a conversation between two people in a closed room in a low voice is safe.

In the electronic communications environment, until some time, communication was secure via the special EncroChat mobile application.

For more information, see Operation Venetic with the UK, Netherlands and France police.


Security in Linux from scratch, heh.

Answer 7
August, 2021

How secure can it be, if at least the developers know how to bypass it. And despite the fact that there is a lot of talk around the safety of this manager, where is the guarantee, some special services already do not have access to it. It's just that no one will tell you about it, it is not beneficial to anyone.

Answer 8
August, 2021

Of course not! By default, of course, encryption is not used in chats - traffic to the server is encrypted, and on it Durov and foreign specials. services (even if he lives abroad) can read your messages (easily). To make it more reliable, you need to activate a secret chat, which is done by default in other messengers. 90% of users communicate in regular chats, so Telegram security is nothing more than PR.

Answer 9
August, 2021

Yes, actually telegram is safe. In terms of encryption keys, but no one knows if the telegram sends its encryption keys to special services. So, most likely, the complete security of the telegram will remain a mystery to us

Answer 10
August, 2021

It seems to me that everyone already knows how Durov worries about cybersecurity. Therefore, Telegram is the safest social network at the moment. It's cool that in addition to communication, you can read news, study and have fun there. My channel in TG -

Answer 11
August, 2021

Nobody will say that. Regular chats are definitely possible to get, the question of the cost of receiving correspondence. Secret chats are the most secure, as they do not go through telegram servers. This way, your messages only pass through your devices. Please note that secret chats are only available on mobile devices, if you use telegram also on a desktop (computer), you will not see your secret chats there.

I have met offers on the cost of hacking accounts of various messengers. The cost of hacking Telegram was 5 times higher than the cost of the same WhatsApp, and the offers were just as much less.

All popular messengers, such as Viber, WhatsApp, implemented end-to-end encryption after they did it in Telegram.

Please note, when you change your phone, reinstalling your messengers, your messages are transferred from one device to another. Since this happens, it means they are stored somewhere, since they are stored somewhere, it means that there is a possibility that someone will be able to get them.

Secret chats in Telegram cannot be transferred from one device to another. Therefore, one thing can be said, by default - it is impossible to understand which of the messengers is the safest (in my opinion, not counting Signal), secret chats like in telegrams, none of the popular messengers has. From this, the conclusion is - yes, Telegram is safe enough. Especially if you set an additional password for authorization - then ordinary chats will be sufficiently protected. Install apps only from official sources.

Answer 12
August, 2021

Yes, Telegram is a really secure messenger. It is almost impossible to extract information from there, so you can safely communicate in this application without fear that the correspondence will flow into the wrong hands. Calls to Telegram are also protected by special encryption, so you don't have to worry about them either.

Answer 13
August, 2021

Anything is "safe" while it is beneficial to create that impression. Well, what kind of special service, what country, in their right mind would say. We control traffic. Sniffer, running clubs and surveillance, just to save on the number of agents. Here is a list of clubs, programs, operators ..... Right? And on the cameras there are inscriptions .. Is it security or the CIA?

Answer 14
August, 2021

No, this is not very hard to believe. This network gained the most popularity just after it was "banned". Millions of people rushed into it. The best advertising you can imagine. It is no secret that the social network "in contact" was completely subordinate to the authorities, specialized structures.
Drugs, porn, gang-formations, everything became publicly available from the special. organs.

Answer 15
August, 2021

Telegram is not as secure as everyone is talking about, since we know nothing about its technology. Some of its code is closed to third-party developers. Telegram servers are located in the USA. So no one can guarantee that the local special services do not have access to telegram chats.

Besides, telegrams do not guarantee protection at all. For example, the Chinese authorities use telegrams to identify the participants in the mass pogroms in Hong Kong. The very logic of Telegram's work allows you to do this.

There is another danger. Today, the Russian authorities are developing new opportunities for filtering Russian Internet traffic. And no one can guarantee that they will not come up with a real mechanism for blocking the telegram. After all, the telegram is on the black list of Roskomnadzor!

Today we use a cart, and tomorrow we try to enter - and everything is in vain! So I recommend that you save all your telegram contacts just in case. So that later you can communicate with friends on Skype and other messengers.

I think that for ordinary users all this "security" is not so important.

I really hope that my the text could help you! After all, I really did my best to give an exhaustive answer. Anyway, I want to wish you good luck! Your comments are awaiting!

Answer 16
August, 2021

According to the developers themselves, since 2013, that is, the moment the application was released, there has not been a single case of hacking of the messenger. They say there was even a competition - the winner of which was promised tens of thousands of dollars. It was only necessary to gain access to someone else's profile and publish the message history. Thousands of programmers were inspired and tried to do this, but their attempts were unsuccessful. But one person hacked in half - he could not find out the history of messages, but found a vulnerability often and earned half the money. As a result, Pavel Durov invited this programmer to work in the messenger.

But no messenger and the Internet in general will be safe if the most elementary rules are not followed (by the way, which are recommended by the Telegram developers themselves):

  • Do not give your phone to strangers, even if you are sure of them;
  • Set a password on your phone and don't share it with anyone;
  • Do not limit yourself to one password - in Telegram settings (privacy and security section) set a double access code;
  • Hide your phone number on the main Telegram profile page (the application provides access to this information only for saved contacts);
  • Always log out of started sessions and log out of your profile;
  • Use self-destruct and secret chats;
  • Set restrictions on the sharing of information when you were last online.

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