Archive for the ‘Telegram’ Category

Apps Infected With SonicSpy Spyware Removed From Google Play

August 11th, 2017
A spyware family called SonicSpy was found on three apps available on the Google Play store as well as on more than 1,000 apps available on third-party app stores.

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Threatpost News Wrap, July 14, 2017

July 14th, 2017
Mike Mimoso and Chris Brook discuss the news of the week, including the Verizon breach, the Oracle session hijacking attack, a Telegram-based hacking tool, and a free EternalBlue scanner.

Posted in EternalBlue, EternalBlues, ExPetr, Imperva, malware, NICE Systems, OAM 10g, oracle, Oracle Access Manager, privacy, Telegram, verizon, Verizon breach, vulnerabilities, WannaCry | Comments (0)

SQL injection attacks controlled using Telegram messaging app

July 14th, 2017
This weaponising of an encrypted messaging app prompts us to remind you that you should really be focusing on how to avoid SQLi attacks in the first place

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Telegram Agrees to Register With Russia to Avoid Ban, But Won’t Share User Data

June 29th, 2017
After being threatened with a ban in Russia, end-to-end encrypted Telegram messaging app has finally agreed to register with new Russian Data Protection Laws, but its founder has assured that the company will not comply to share users' confidential data at any cost. Russia's communications watchdog Roskomnadzor had recently threatened to block Telegram if the service did not hand over

Posted in data security, encryption, encryption backdoor, end-to-end encryption, privacy, russia, secure messaging app, Secure Messenger, Surveillance, Telegram | Comments (0)

Russia Threatens to Ban Telegram Messaging App, Says It Was Used By Terrorists

June 26th, 2017
Russia has threatened to ban Telegram end-to-end encrypted messaging app, after Pavel Durov, its founder, refused to sign up to the country's new data protection laws. Russian intelligence service, the FSB, said on Monday that the terrorists that killed 15 people in Saint Petersburg in April had used the Telegram encrypted messaging service to plot their attacks. <!-- adsense --> According to

Posted in data privacy, Data Protection Law, encrypted messaging apps, encryption, end-to-end encryption, russia, secure messaging app, Telegram, Telegram Messenger | Comments (0)

Telegram Messenger Adds AI-powered Encrypted Voice Calls

March 31st, 2017
Joining the line with rival chat apps WhatsApp, Viber, Facebook Messenger, and Signal, the Telegram instant messaging service has finally rolled out a much-awaited feature for the new beta versions of its Android app: Voice Calling. And what's interesting? Your calls will be secured by Emojis, and quality will be better using Artificial Intelligence. No doubt the company brought the audio

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Security Flaw Allowed Hackers to Compromise WhatsApp, Telegram Accounts

March 16th, 2017

By Carolina

CheckPoint, an Israeli security firm, unveiled this Wednesday a security flaw in encrypted messages that could affect the web version of WhatsApp and Telegram. The platforms were alerted about the vulnerability on March 8th and have already fixed the issue in both messengers by changing the file upload validation protocols to protect against the attack. The flaw […]

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WhatsApp, Telegram Vulnerabilities Exposed Users to Account Takeover

March 15th, 2017
WhatsApp and Telegram patched vulnerabilities in the last week that could have let an attacker take over a user's account.

Posted in Check Point, Dikla Barda, encryption, Encryption messaging, Eran Vaknin, privacy, Roman Zaikin, Telegram, vulnerabilities, Web Security, WhatsApp | Comments (0)

Why WhatsApp’s ‘Backdoor’ Isn’t a Backdoor

January 17th, 2017
A chorus of security experts say allegations WhatsApp's end-to-end messaging platform has a backdoor are wrong and explain why reports making the claim are false.

Posted in backdoor, cryptography, Electronic Frontier Foundation, encryption key change, Encryption Key Security, encyption, end-to-end enycryption, Mobile Security, Open Whisper Systems, privacy, Signal app, Telegram, WhatsApp, WhatsApp privacy | Comments (0)