The disadvantage of the Telegram serves as a reminder that you cannot assume that the application is completely confidential.
Desktop application Telegram messenger has made available the IP addresses of the users during calls.
Researcher safety Dhiraj Mishra found that the Telegram desktop application opened on both public and private IP addresses during calls because of its peer-to-peer structure.
At the time, as users of mobile applications can disable peer-to-peer calls and keep your information secret, the users of the desktop Telegram no choice but to use this technology. It can reveal your location no matter how careful you are.
The company fixed the problem in version 1.3.17 beta and version 1.4 Telegram, giving the ability to disable peer-to-peer call completely or limit it. Dhiraj Mishra has already received 2,000 Euro for the discovery.
The disadvantage of the Telegram serves as a reminder that you cannot assume that the application is completely confidential because of its reputation. At the same time, it should be recognized that Telegram really took a lot of time privacy and security.
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