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by Tymoteusz A. Góral

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#958 Telegram calls claims of bug in messaging service bogus
A flaw in the popular Telegram Messenger app that allows attackers to crash devices and run up wireless data charges is being disputed by the app maker who calls the claims false.

According to two Iranian-based researchers, Sadegh Ahmadzadegan and Omid Ghaffarinia, Telegram users are vulnerable to attacks via specially crafted messages that can bypass size limits and crash devices that receive the messages. Additionally, researchers claim if Telegram users are using paid and metered cellular data plans, those malicious messages could also be costly to recipients’ because data plans are depleted and possible overage charges are incurred.
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#958 Telegram calls claims of bug in messaging service bogus
#957 Is that email really from your boss? FBI warns fake CEO scams now $3.1bn crime
#956 Verizon patches serious email flaw that left millions exposed
#955 Microsoft June patch Tuesday fixes 44 vulnerabilities
#954 Hacker steals 45 million accounts from hundreds of car, tech, sports forums
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