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[liberationtech] About Telegram

Maxim Kammerer mk at
Thu Feb 20 13:57:29 PST 2014

On Thu, Feb 20, 2014 at 8:38 PM, Tony Arcieri <bascule at> wrote:
> Their "contest" is a farce:
> 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.

Go ahead and describe an attack, then, I'm sure Pavel Durov (creator
of VK, who originated this project on ideological principles) will
take care of the issues, if any. The protocol is open, and the
security trade-offs are outlined in the FAQ [1]. Not using
off-the-shelf components is not an argument, since the project is
apparently not developed by some hobbyists learning about crypto.


Maxim Kammerer
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