Telegram Messenger is a communication app that allows you to create encrypted chats and phone calls with other users over the Internet. This program describes itself as being a secure and private communication app, but a researcher has shown that in its default config it would allow a user's IP address to be leaked when making calls.
Roskomnadzor, Russia's telecommunications watchdog, banned today over 1.8 million IP addresses belonging to Amazon and Google's cloud infrastructure.
Roskomnadzor, Russia's telecommunications watchdog, has filed today a lawsuit against instant messaging app Telegram, asking a Moscow court to rule in favor of restricting access to the service inside Russia's borders.
Malware authors have used a zero-day vulnerability in the Windows client for the Telegram instant messaging service to infect users with cryptocurrency mining malware, researchers from Kaspersky Lab plan to reveal today.
Russia has fined Telegram 800,000 Russian ruble — approximately $14,000 — for failing to comply with a government order that required the company to provide access to encrypted conversations to Russian intelligence agency FSB.
A new tool is making the rounds on the criminal underground. Called Katyusha Scanner, this is a hybrid between a classic SQL injection (SQLi) vulnerability scanner and Anarchi Scanner, an open-source penetration testing tool.
WhatsApp and Telegram have patched their respective web clients against a common security flaw discovered by researchers from Israeli firm Check Point, a security issue that would have allowed an attacker to take over user accounts and spy on conversations or steal user account data.
Islamic State supporters are being targeted with a modified version of the Telegram Android app that contains a version of the OmniRAT remote access toolkit.
Lots of ransomware stories this week. We have two new decryptors, quite a few new ransomware infections, PadCrypt being hidden inside a fake credit card generator, and a few new variants. The biggest news is two new variants of the Locky ransomware that append the .zzzzz and .aesir extensions for encrypted files.
Nathan Scott, a malware analyst for Malwarebytes, was able to crack the encryption system used by the Telecrypt ransomware, discovered two weeks ago by researchers from Kaspersky Lab.
Germany and France feel the makers of encrypted messaging apps like Telegram and Signal should help fight Islamic State terrorists, and they're pushing for Europe-wide rules to make that happen.