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Signal’s Security Questioned by Telegram CEO

Pavel Durov, the CEO of Telegram, has reposted a controversial report that claims that the messaging app under his management is more secure than WhatsApp and Signal.

Durov reposted a controversial report that claims that the Signal messaging app is not as secure as it seems, while Signal itself promotes itself as a highly secure platform.

Informed sources familiar with the report make an unconfirmed claim that part of the budget used for the technology used in the Signal messenger was funded through the OTF fund supported by the US government. In the text of the report, the OTF’s goal in funding Signal’s initial funding is stated to be the development of “encrypted mobile communication tools.”

Apparently, the same protocol used in Signal is now present in WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, Google Messages (the default Android messaging app), and even Skype.

Durov, by reposting the claim, says he has spoken to “important people” who claim that their private messages in Signal have been leaked to the media and US courts.

Durov says that whenever concerns are raised about Signal’s security, the platform’s managers say: “We are open source, so everyone can verify that there is no problem.” According to Durov, this is a misleading move.

According to the CEO of Telegram, security researchers cannot know whether the code posted on GitHub is the same code that is used in the iPhone version of Signal. However, Telegram allows researchers to do this. On the other hand, Meta does not publicly release the code for any of its apps.

Pavel Durov says that Telegram is the only popular messaging app in the world that allows everyone to verify its security. According to him, the Secret Chat section of Telegram has very high security and this security is verifiable.

Secret Chat is the only part of Telegram that supports end-to-end encryption. Normal Telegram chats do not have end-to-end encryption, however WhatsApp and Signal chats do support this security system.

In addition to Durov, Jack Dorsey (co-founder of X) has also reposted the claims about Signal. Elon Musk, in response to Signal’s insecurity, called the claim “worrying.”

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