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Decrypting encrypted traffic with hacking an app [duplicate]

I am thinking how does telegram ensure that messages are secret. I understand they use the public key to encrypt and private key to decrypt. Why is it not possible for an attacker to download the ...
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Is my developer's home-brew password security right or wrong, and why?

A developer, let's call him 'Dave', insists on using home-brew scripts for password security. See Dave's proposal below. His team spent months adopting an industry standard protocol using Bcrypt. ...
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Why have some criminals moved from Tor-based forums to Telegram and similar services?

A quote from Checkpoint Research Migration to Telegram Telegram, an encrypted instant-messaging application first introduced in 2013, experienced a meteoric rise in subscribers (five million ...
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Are Telegram secret chats secure assuming MTProto isn't?

For those who don't know: Telegram is a partially open source Whatsapp alternative (Server is closed source) which offers secret chats and normal chats. Secret chats are encrypted with Diffie-Hellman ...
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Is Telegram E2E Still Insecure?

This was already asked here, but I have questions about the answer. https://security.stackexchange.com/a/49802/118071 I'm not sure if that answer applies to the full E2E mode. Another answer states: ...
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End-to-end WhatsApp vs Telegram [closed]

What do you think about the latest WhatsApp update? Is now WhatsApp as secure as Telegram? Which one should be trusted? Which one has the strongest and most secure encryption?
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Are WhatsApp or Telegram secure enough to use for office communication?

We are thinking about switching from e-mail to instant messaging. Do you think, Apps like WhatsApp or Telegram provide enough security for that?
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How Telegram encryption is proprietary, yet their client is open-source? [closed]

NOTE: If you are looking for an answer to the question similar to the one in title, you are, in all probability, confused (as I was) see update below for details. It is often noted (for example in ...
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Are Multi device usage and bots in Telegram an excuse for only ssl encryption?

Telegram's E2E encryption is not secure. See: Is Telegram E2E Still Insecure? and Is Telegram secure? Lets asume its is secure and talk about the "excuses" why E2E encryption is not always used. It ...
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Are there any good instant messaging applications with a good end-to-end encryption to its web application? [closed]

Whether an app like Telegram is secure or not has already been answered and it has recently been confirmed that it is not. Apps like Signal and Cryptocat have been recommended instead. But do these ...
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What does Telegram store (or potentially forward to 3rd parties)? [closed]

The Telegram messaging application apparently stores messages on its servers (at least - that's what it says in answers to this question here on the site). Is that everything it stores or forwards to ...