Iranian crackers break into Telegram


It appears the phone companies were colluding with the crackers. Do not rely on dubious authentication mechanisms such as SMS based OTP.

Anyways, decentralization is the key. Self host your own servers when possible. Or self host together as a community. Do not trust silos like Telegram and Signal.


Reliable decentralisation is not possible at present and we need to build that capability. @praveen and I were having this conversation where we understood that self-destruct mechanism can be compromised in the case of clients were the source code was available. There is also no reliable way for plausible deniability which is a valid need. So more effort is needed.


I’m sorry I don’t understand what you are talking about. Could you elaborate?