Tag: telegram

Attackers used Telegram to deliver cryptocurrency-mining malware

Kaspersky Lab says it spotted evidence of a vulnerability in the desktop version of Telegram that allowed attackers to install cryptocurrency mining malware on users’ computers. The zero-day exploit was used to trick Telegram users into downlo……


Apple briefly pulled Telegram over child pornography distribution

When Apple temporarily pulled Telegram from the App Store over “inappropriate content,” it left many wondering just what that content was. We now know: 9to5Mac has learned that the company removed the app after discovering that people had bee……


Apple removes Telegram from App Store due to inappropriate content

Telegram and an experimental app called Telegram X that the company announced for Android yesterday have been removed from Apple’s App Store, 9to5Mac reports. A Reddit user posted about the absence yesterday. While one Redditor said Telegram s……


Telegram targeted by fake apps that serve malware and ads

Make sure you check an app’s name before you download it: Telegram, for instance, had an evil twin on Google Play named “Teligram.” According to Symantec, which discovered its existence, its profile and description on the store mirrored the au……


Telegram’s desktop update adds design tweaks and custom themes

Telegram offers several ways to access its encrypted message service on laptops and PCs: There’s the pared-down web version, a Mac offering, and the all-encompassing desktop app. Now, thanks to a major update, the desktop version is ready to s……


Telegram for Android now supports multiple accounts

Telegram has been busy parrying government attempts to collect user data over the past year, but it hasn’t forgotten its users. It’s ushering in 2018 with a handful of offerings you’ll likely find helpful if it’s your chat app of choice, start……


Iran blocks internet services in bid to quash protests

It’s a busy weekend for oppressive governments trying to suppress digital communication. Iran has blocked mobile access to at least Telegram and Instagram as it tries to thwart protests that started over economic concerns (particularly inflat……


Telegram suspends channel for encouraging violent Iran protests

Iran is currently engulfed in demonstrations: many are protesting the clerical leadership, corruption and increasing costs of living, while counter-protestors are trying to protect the regime. And Telegram finds itself caught in the middle. ……


Facebook Messenger’s money transfer tool is heading to the UK

Back in 2015, Facebook introduced the ability to send money to friends through Messenger and now it has brought that capability to UK users. It’s the first time Facebook has launched the feature outside of the US.
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Afghanistan won’t ban WhatsApp or Telegram after all

Last week, reports circulated that the government of Afghanistan was aiming to enact a ban on popular encrypted messaging apps WhatsApp and Telegram. The Ministry of Communications and Information Technology sent letters to private telecommuni……