Updated: Dec 31, 2022
Just a heads up, my novice hackers. Russian intelligence has breached the secure communication app, Telegram.
I know many of you are using this app believing that its communication is secure. Buried within the 35 page dossier compiled by a former British intelligence agent regarding Russia/Putin's compromising Trump, lies a bit of information that is critical to many of us. The former British intelligence agent writes on page 6 of this document;
...the FSB now successfully cracked this communication software and therefore it is no longer secure.
Apparently, many dissidents in Russia were using this app and the FSB (the successor to the KGB) set out to crack it. It appears they have.
It is important to note that if the Russian intelligence has cracked this software, you can rest assured that other intelligence agencies have done the same. This means that you must be particularly careful using this "secure" app and destroy your messages ASAP when sending and receiving to stay safe.
Please be careful out there!