As we mentioned earlier, the second “child” of Pavel Durov, the messenger Telegram launched a new KYC system called Passport. According to the official blog, the Passport will be used for a more detailed verification and better protection of data. The representatives of Telegram assured that you could enter any information to the Passport from email address to ID card number.
Nevertheless, the Passport turned out to be not as uncrackable as it was meant to be. The Ukrainian cyber security company Virgil Security detected multiple vulnerabilities in this system. It became known that Telegram is using SHA-512 algorithm to protect the data that is actually not meant for such purposes and can be easily hacked with proper equipment. The Virgil Security representative stated:
“Unfortunately, Passport’s security disappoints in several key ways.”
Hopefully, Telegram will fix this as soon as possible, and nobody will suffer from any hacker attacks.
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