Telegram-bots can read along relatively unnoticed in group discussions – update




Who Telegram a bot adds to a group, account should note that the blunt messages can read along. Standard can not, but administrators bots can change the setting afterwards, without groups, shall be informed.

Telegram privacy The botfunctionaliteit of Telegram makes it possible to retrieve, for example, gif image from a telegram-call or polls to create in a group chat. Bots thereby resemble a regular participant in a conversation, with one important difference: standard bots can only read commands beginning with a slash; access to the other messages in conversations is not possible. That creates the special bots-api the chat service.

Additionally, users can view in a chat or a bone-Telegram has access to all messages: it shows the summary of the group under the name of each bone. However, a Tweakers test shows that such access can be modified afterwards without users are actively informed about it. They can only see on the overview page of the chat conversation.

Meanwhile, an attacker with a bone for example, all messages in group discussions through locks to itself. It can be stored also sent pictures and stickers. Telegram warns nowhere there for: instant messaging, which prides itself right to privacy, says just that bots by default do not have access to conversations.

Developers can use Telegram bots to send messages from a script to a user-Telegram. Telegram has an API for this purpose built . Builders of a bone for example, use a webhook, though before that they have to use a Web server that supports https. It Telegram takes care of the messages; relevant messages to the bone are then forwarded to the webhook.

Update, 15:28: Telegram reports that it is considering an opportunity to resolve the issue. “Probably we will do so by a message to all chats at the time that the powers be changed from a bone,” said spokesman Mark Telegram Ra.


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