Switched to Telegram? You need to know this about its encryption
Telegram encrypts all your chats but doesn’t offer the same level of protection as Signal or WhatsApp by default
Was surprised people suggested telegram as an alternative
@cubicgarden That's one of the reasons why I don't like Telegram. Another reason being that its server side is proprietary.
But WhatsApp should not be "praised" for its encryption as the article does. We can't know for sure that the E2EE that WhatsApp has implemented does not have any backdoor or security holes. There could also be other ways they can spy on users even if the encryption is solid. It could even be keylogging and we can't verify that! We don't have the source code!
WhatsApp is using the signal e2e protocol? But I take the point who knows what else they added or removed
@cubicgarden Yes. Depending on past records I can't trust them any longer. Unless they open up the source code, I don't see myself installing any of these proprietary options willingly ever again.
@cubicgarden I think telegram doesn't show your phone number to everyone.
So if your threat model involves the people you are communicating with *knowing* your phone number.. Telegram is good.
Same with "kik". Infosec geeks go .. "OMG the encryption is rubbish", but that's not the actual threat that people want to mitigate.