Ever since Facebook bought WhatsApp more and more of the people I know switch to Telegram. One of the main reasons they choose Telegram is because it’s “secure” and Telegram itself seems really keen on being seen as a secure, privacy-focused WhatsApp alternative.
People that are way smarter than I am when it comes to cryptography have a slightly different opinion on the “secure, privacy-focused” part …
- Telegram, AKA “Stand back, we have Math PhDs!"
- A Crypto Challenge For The Telegram Developers
- Telegram’s Cryptanalysis Contest
You know, at least WhatsApp does not claim to be secure.