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Can my IP be found on Telegram by malicious people?

I have been threatened on a private group chat on Telegram. I want to know if it's possible for malicious people associated to who threatened me (hackers or experts) can get my IP address from ...
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Why is Telegram's server-side code closed source?

Why is Telegram's server-side code closed source, but the client code is open source? Does having closed source servers improve its security? Telegram FAQ page: Q: Can I get Telegram's server-side ...
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Is it possible that Telegram's OTP has been hacked?

A couple of my friends have been in a kind of pickle recently. There have been attempts to hack their Telegram accounts and hackers somehow learned their one time pass codes but the login attempts ...
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How to safely download files from Telegram using Sandboxie?

I need to download certain files from Telegram. It is mostly images and videos. I am aware that even this kind of files can contain malicious code, so I want to be 100% safe. (The files usually ...
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Can t.me links be malicious?

I clicked inadvertently on this link in a telegram channel - a popoup window says “user doesn’t exist”. A virustotal scan did not find anything. Do you think this kind of link could be used to execute ...
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Difference between the telegram (win1) desktop app and web interface when it is "managed by your organization"?

Sometime ago I was told by our cyber department that Telegram desktop app is not "safe" as it allows silent installation of programs (first I heard about it, and they could not back it by ...
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PGP identity for Telegram account

I want to use a Telegram username instead of an email address in a PGP key. Is there an agreed upon standard for doing this? Do you know a software or service which acts as a bridge to connect a PGP ...
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Is there any way to de-link a secure messenger (Telegram/Signal/WhatsApp) from phone number?

I understand, that mobile phone verification is probably the most convenient way to validate real users and avoid spam, but those "secure/private" messengers are afterward still bound to ...
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Security of apps based on Telegram api?

I am using a telegram api based app named "TurboTel Pro". I am happy with its different look and settings but I am concerned about the data it would take of me. Can someone tell me what data ...
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Is it possible to detect a Telegram user by sniffing traffic?

Here's the article from the Belarusian website http://dev.by, it is an interview with a former member of dictator Lukashenko band (so-called Chief Organized Crime and Corruption Fighting Directorate). ...
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Telegram, Signal, WhatsApp: chats encrypted in local storage on mobile devices?

I wonder if the chat content's are encrypted in local storage on mobile devices (iOS, Android). I hardly found any reliable information about this topic. My thought is about somebody stealing my ...
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How to prevent Apple and Google from accessing Telegram messages

Telegram is completely blocked in my country (entire IP range and domain of telegram is blocked), and I cannot access messages by telegram app. However, notifications for newly received telegram ...
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If i download a pic in telegram secret chat on a public wifi then can hacker see the photo? [duplicate]

I downloaded a sensitive pic on telegram's secret chat which contained important details on public wifi, can anyone on the same wifi see what i downloaded and saved in my gallery?
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What secure mobile messaging app is publicly known to be the most frustrating for state intelligence to read? [closed]

I imagine like either leaked or otherwise published official memos on efforts and signals intelligence programs to intercept and crack different types of communications either lamenting or chronicling ...
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How does Telegram's secret-splitting scheme work?

The Telegram FAQ's state that they are not able to comply with court orders from one country alone because they "split the encryption keys and spread them over multiple jurisdictions". To ...
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Can WhatsApp, Signal or Telegram be hacked through a SIM SWAP attack?

In Cuba the telecoms/ISP monopoly, Etecsa, works with the political police to spy on dissidents, journalists and others. A common attack in Cuba is therefore SIM Swapping which is easy for them. It is ...
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Can ISP deanonymize Telegram public channel creators?

In a Telegram public channel, all messages are public, send by the channel creators and contain a timestamp. Suppose I am an ISP. Can I analyse the traffic of all my clients and decide if they are ...
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Do the Secret Chats of Telegram really support Perfect Forward Secrecy?

In the Telegram API it is stated that Telegram support Perfect Forward Secrecy in their "secret chats". It is also stated that official Telegram clients will initiate re-keying once a key has been ...
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Can a VPN service read Telegram messages plaintext? [closed]

I need to use a remote VPN for work and I want to use the Telegram desktop application on my PC while connected on the VPN. I would like to know whether the owners of the VPN service will be able to ...
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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 ...
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Is it possible to decrypt Telegram messages from a private chat?

Assuming you have access to another person's device, set up a SOCKS5 proxy, install a root certificate to parse the SSL traffic, and take a screenshot of the private key of a private chat. Is it now ...
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Can Google and Apple read Telegram notifications's body?

When using e2e encryption (secret chats), the answer is obviously no (I hope), but I am talking about NOT e2e-encrypted messages, the ones stored in the cloud. I am of course aware that the messages ...
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Private messaging for protesters

Hello I am a protester in Hong Kong. Many protesters use telegram group. I have heard recently from the News that a group admin was tricked by the police to unlock their phone (police cannot force ...
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Is telegram SMS login secure?

TL;DR: Can: A random hacker access my telegram account by entering my phone number on the official web.telegram.org authentication portal and hijacking the SMS code they send? or A "telegram ...
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How can I sniff Telegram packets before they get encrypted?

How can I sniff packets that are being sent from my computer to their server and from their servers to me using a sniffing app like Wireshark? Right now when I use Wireshark, they are all encrypted, ...
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Phone Number Appears to Have Been Temporarily Hijacked

What Happened: At 8:40am Telegram sends me a login code via the Telegram desktop app. At 8:44am Telegram informs me that someone has logged into my account via ip address #1 (appears to be PIA vpn) I ...
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MTproto Proxy Security in Telegram App

In Telegram messenger, latest update, there is an option to set connection type to MTProto Proxy. Note: There is a detailed description by Telegram team on MTProto. Now telegram officially ...
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Best way to secure Telegram Token in program?

My program (written in C++) utilizes a telegram bot for sending me status messages. For being able to do that it needs the bot token (a simple string), something which I prefer to keep private. This ...
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Security and privacy issues with Telegram

Recently I signed on Telegram using my TextNow number. When I signed in, I was assigned the profile of an existing user! I have access to the profile of this user, including the contact list of the ...
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Security in unofficial telegram apps(that use Telegram API)

I was wondering that can developers of an unofficial Telegram apps gain access to media and files that users send over the app? (Unofficial Telegrams use the Telegram API and connect to Telegram ...
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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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Is Telegram secure?

There is a new WhatsApp-killer application called Telegram. They said that it's open source and that it has a more secure encryption. But they store all the messages in their servers and WhatsApp ...
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