Telegram creator blames WhatsApp for hacking Jeff Bezos

Telegram creator blames WhatsApp for hacking Jeff Bezos

If Jeff Bezos had trusted Telegram instead of WhatsApp, he would not have been blackmailed by people who compromised his communications.

With that move statement, the creator of Telegram, Pavel Durov again fustig to his main competition and his parent, Facebook.

In a publication on the company's official blog, he said that the vulnerability of "corrupt video" of WhatsApp was not typical of the iPhone like that of the founder of Amazon, but was also present on Android devices and Windows Phone.

In that way, I denied the vice president of Global Affairs and Communications of Facebook, Nick Clegg, who blamed the leaks to the Apple operating system, since the end-to-end encryption of WhatsApp is unbreakable.

Although mobile phones with the bitten apple on the back have many problems related to privacy, continued Pavel Durov, the error that affected Bezos was not present in other messenger applications on iOS.

According to the founder of Telegram, his company implemented end-to-end encryption before WhatsApp and has taken into account both the strengths and limitations of this technology, as it is not a panacea.

Among the weaknesses, he cited the creation of unencrypted backups in services such as iCloud. That is one of the reasons why Telegram is never backed up in third-party cloud and secret chats are never backed up.

I also denounced that the technology firms themselves secretly installed vulnerabilities in their applications at the request of the authorities: I know this because they have approached us and we have refused to cooperate. As a result, Telegram is banned in some countries where WhatsApp has no problems with the authorities, such as Russia and Irn.

The rear doors are usually camouflaged as accidental security failures, Pavlov explained, detailing that only in the last year were 12 WhatsApp. Seven of them which were critical, like the one that affected Jeff Bezos.

Some may say that WhatsApp is still very safe despite having seven backdoors exposed in the last 12 months, but that is statistically unlikely. Telegram, an application used by hundreds of millions of people, including heads of state and large companies, has had no such problems in the last six years, he said.

Third, it pointed to failures in the implementation of encryption. How can anyone be sure that the encryption that WhatsApp says they use is the one that is really implemented in their applications? Your source code is hidden and the binaries of the applications are obfuscated, making it difficult to analyze, protest.

On the contrary, Telegram is open source and its encryption is fully documented since 2013. In addition, it supports verifiable compilations for both iOS and Android, aadi.

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