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Telegram, Other Messaging Apps Help Scammers by Notifying Them You've Joined In
3 March 2017, 2:11 am

Popular messaging app Telegram seems to have a bit of a privacy issue due to one of its features. 

According to researchers from Fidelis Cybersecurity, Telegram may very well have a privacy problem by exposing their users to scammers. 

One of the main reasons someone would use Telegram is the encryption option it offers to Android and iOS users. At the same time, when you sign up for Telegram, the app will scan your contact list and notify you of other people you know that are members of the app. Here lies the privacy problem - if your phone number is in someone's contact list, and that person is on Telegram, they'll also be told when you join the service. 

"If a scammer signs up for Telegram and already had your phone number in their contact list, it will also notify them that you also have Telegram," the post reads. "So in addition to connecting you to ... (read more)

Source: Softpedia News / Security

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