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[liberationtech] About Telegram

Tony Arcieri bascule at gmail.com
Thu Feb 20 10:38:07 PST 2014


On Thu, Feb 20, 2014 at 10:13 AM, danimoth <danimoth at cryptolab.net> wrote:

> They opened their protocol, their cloud API, and their software, and
> they provide $200k to the first which crack any components (if I
> understood correctly).
>

Their "contest" is a farce:

http://www.thoughtcrime.org/blog/telegram-crypto-challenge/


> What do you think? Do you used it, and have some comparison with other
> product like Silent Circle?
>

It's total snake oil. They created a bespoke encryption scheme rather than
using off-the-shelf components like MACs or (EC)IES. Avoid avoid.

-- 
Tony Arcieri
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