‘High-risk’ Telegram vulnerability exposes users to attacks — CertiK

According to a recent report from CertiK, a significant risk exists for Telegram users as they may become targets for harmful attacks.

On April 9, CertiK Alert issued a warning via social media platform X about a dangerous security issue. This vulnerability, currently in use, could enable hackers to execute malicious code remotely through Telegram’s media processing feature, posing a significant threat.

Based on the article, the CertiK team found a potential remote code execution (RCE) vulnerability in Telegram’s media processing feature of their desktop app.

“This problem puts users at risk of harmful assaults from carefully designed media files like images or videos, according to CertiK.”

To prevent automatic downloads that may expose you to potential risks, Telegram Desktop users can adjust their settings. Simply navigate to “Settings” and then click on “Advanced” to disable the auto-download option.

‘High-risk’ Telegram vulnerability exposes users to attacks — CertiK

In the “Automatic Media Download” setting, prevent the automatic download of “Photos,” “Videos,” and “Files” for all chat types: private conversations, groups, and channels. (CertiK’s recommendation)

CryptoMoon reached out to CertiK and Telegram asking for their thoughts on the reported Telegram vulnerability, but no comments were obtained by the time of this article’s release.

This is a developing story, and further information will be added as it becomes available.

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2024-04-09 14:03