Telegram messengers have gained increasing popularity due to their more popular nature and the perception of some users that it is more secure than WhatsApp and Messenger (these programs are generally on par with the Signal app ). However, Telegram’s reputation for providing all levels of cyber security is too exaggerated; The fact that Moxie Marlin Spike; The founder of Signal Messenger has emphasized this week.
Complained and strongly criticized Telegram’s performance as one of Signal’s biggest competitors. According to him, the messages that are sent via telegram; will be stored in their original form or plain text without any encryption to protect personal data on the servers of these messengers.
Moxie Marlin Spike told that even Facebook and WhatsApp messengers pay more attention to the privacy of their users than Telegram. Both applications are owned by a company that recently changed its name to Meta. These platforms have two-way encryption capability for all text messages sent on their platform.
Telegram explicitly stores all the data previously sent through the program in its cloud space. Therefore, all curious people can easily and without any restrictions have access to texts, shared media, contact lists and in general, all the information exchanged.
Such a fact is considered unacceptable even by the standards of Facebook, which has become famous for not paying attention to the privacy of online users. Even Messenger uses the standard end-to-end encryption protocol for data stored on their servers. However, people can directly exploit the entire unprotected user database by accessing Telegram servers directly.
The WinFuture website, which first published a report on the subject claims that the Telegram app is essentially an open window to servers that have a history of all of the user’s previous activities. Therefore, the information stored on the server will be equally accessible to private users by the server operator on the other side. Therefore, direct access to information will not require any additional effort.
Moxie Marlin Spike is not the first person to expose Telegram’s false reputation and methods of operation. So if Telegram has become a relatively stereotypical messenger for you, in that case, it is better to get out of it once and for all. Even messenger provide better performance to their users.