Talvez você tenha experimentado a interrupção do Facebook, Você mesmo, WhatsApp e Instagram, quando não conseguiu usar seus serviços adequadamente. Usuários de todo o mundo estavam relatando problemas com os aplicativos.
And while the three widely popular services were struggling to return to normal, another platform gained more users. Telegrama.
Telegram Gaining Users While Facebook and WhatsApp Were Down
According to Pavel Durov, the founder of the secure messaging platform, Telegram registered a huge increase in sign-ups within the last 24 horas, or exactly during the time the rival apps were experiencing the outage.
A message Durov left on his Telegram channel says that he saw 3 million new users that signed up for Telegram in the last day. “Boa. We have true privacy and unlimited space for everyone,” he noted. And he’s not far from the truth. Telegram introduced end-to-end encryption in 2013, which is three years earlier than WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger.
além disso, the application is well-known for its privacy.
According to a Durov’s statement shared on Twitter, “no 5+ anos, Telegram disclosed exactly zero bytes of private data to third-parties including governments”. He also pointed out that that’s the reason Telegram is banned in countries such as Russia and Iran, where apps like WhatsApp operate with no resistance from the government.
Hackers Like Telegram, Too
Não obstante, Telegram has become a preferred target for hackers as evident by the increasing number of abuse cases on the service. The application has been abused for both spreading malware and pirated content, and as a communication channel.
One of the reasons for this is the end-to-end encryption offered by Telegram – the app’s special secret chats use end-to-end encryption, não deixar nenhum vestígio em nossos servidores, suporte de auto-destruição mensagens e não permitir o encaminhamento. Além do mais, chats secretos não fazem parte do telegrama nuvem e só pode ser acessado em seus dispositivos de origem.
Os pesquisadores de segurança têm realmente visto um aumento na cibercriminosos alavancar Telegram para se comunicar de forma segura e eficiente, which is a reason good enough for users to start using the service, também.