Typing errors create dangerous vulnerabilities on Telegram
09:55:00 | 21-05-2024

A zero-day vulnerability in the Telegram application has just been discovered, allowing hackers to take control of the device, steal personal information as well as users' social network accounts and bank accounts. The dangerous thing is that tools to exploit this vulnerability are being sold on many criminal forums.

A vulnerability has been discovered in the Windows version of Telegram that allows execution of malicious Python files. When a user clicks on a file containing a virus sent in the Telegram application, the malicious code is immediately executed. This issue comes from a typo in Telegram's source code.

Telegram's zero-day vulnerability exploit code is for sale on "black markets"

Telegram has provided a patch for this vulnerability, users need to immediately update to the latest version to avoid being attacked.

Telegram is a free cross-platform messaging, calling, and file sharing application that is loved by hundreds of millions of people around the world. Because of this, this application is often taken advantage of by hackers and scammers to appropriate users' personal information and assets. Bkav experts warn users to be cautious and recommend following actions to protect their accounts:

* Disable automatic downloads : Adjust settings in the Telegram app to disallow automatic downloads of files such as images, videos, and files from untrusted sources. This helps prevent downloads of malicious files that hackers might send.

* Don't download files from untrusted sources: Avoid downloading files from strangers or from unauthenticated public groups and channels. Always check the source of files before downloading and opening them on your computer.

* Update Telegram version: Make sure you have downloaded and installed the latest version of Telegram. Updated versions often include bug fixes and security improvements, helping to prevent attacks that take advantage of known vulnerabilities.

* Monitor security alerts: Stay updated with the latest information about security vulnerabilities and alerts from Telegram developers or reputable news sources. This helps you stay informed of the latest security issues and take appropriate precautions.

* Be careful with suspicious links and messages: Always be wary of messages of unknown origin or requests for sensitive information. Avoid clicking on suspicious links and absolutely do not share passwords, bank account information or any important personal information via Telegram or links whose security you do not trust. they.

* Enable two-factor authentication (2FA): Use additional security features available in the Telegram app. You can enable two-factor authentication to increase the security of your account.