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Re: Tox - Secure messaging for everyone
« Reply #45 on: 17. April 2015, 05:53:47 »
If you are after security and effective privacy protection, don't use telegram.


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Re: Tox - Secure messaging for everyone
« Reply #46 on: 17. April 2015, 07:09:41 »
If you are after security and effective privacy protection, don't use telegram.

Can you tell me more about it?

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Re: Tox - Secure messaging for everyone
« Reply #47 on: 18. April 2015, 16:34:25 »

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Re: Tox - Secure messaging for everyone
« Reply #48 on: 05. May 2015, 14:33:04 »
Was the US 200.000 ever taken?

If the crypto is soo flawed as these ppl say why don't they break into it and claim the bounty?

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Re: Tox - Secure messaging for everyone
« Reply #49 on: 05. May 2015, 14:38:30 »
because it doesn't work like that, the design of that contest wasn't useful.

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Re: Tox - Secure messaging for everyone
« Reply #50 on: 05. May 2015, 15:41:00 »
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The current round of our contest to crack Telegram’s encryption ends with no winners. Despite the $300,000 bounty and the fact that contestants could act as the Telegram server passing info between the users (i.e. use any kinds of active attacks, manipulate traffic etc.) no one could decipher their Secret Chats by the beginning of February.

To demonstrate that the contest was fair, we‘ve added a decryption method to the contest bot’s list of commands – KEY. KEY returns the 256-byte encryption key used in the secret chat, so the task of the contest is now easily achieved.
Why are contests important?

One of the reasons we trust Telegram’s Secret Chats more than many of their alternatives, is that they're open to scrutiny from the world’s security experts. And while having open source apps and a well documented API makes this kind of scrutiny possible, it is our contests that create incentive for it.

That’s why we will definitely launch the next round of our contest later this year. It’ll take us some time to determine whether we can further simplify the task for the contestants. Once ready, we’ll announce the new round on Twitter.

Thank you for the vast amount of advice and comments you sent us during these last few months - your input allows us to improve Telegram with each new build.

February 11, 2015
The Telegram Team

because it doesn't work like that, the design of that contest wasn't useful.

Plz elaborate. I don't see how a supposed flawed encryption with a 300,000 bounty shouldn't be broke into by those who claim it is flawed.

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Re: Tox - Secure messaging for everyone
« Reply #52 on: 08. May 2015, 00:41:32 »
Thanks for the reading.

I found this article more neutral ( http://www.cryptofails.com/post/70546720222/telegrams-cryptanalysis-contest ) and easier to understand.

As for myself I'm going to wait and see how this discussion keeps going.

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Re: Tox - Secure messaging for everyone
« Reply #53 on: 08. May 2015, 05:52:58 »
right, that is a good post - although after reading it I would definitely not want to use telegram as it is. also, they still haven't open sourced the server side code.

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Re: Tox - Secure messaging for everyone
« Reply #54 on: 22. April 2016, 15:17:31 »
Definitely going to give this Tox a try. Thanks Philm
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