Telegram vs. Signal: The Twitter Showdown

The competition between secure messaging apps has been getting hotter for a while.

It all started with this strong claim by Pavel Durov, the founder of Telegram:

As many people from the Infosec community strongly objected to these claims, Durov has continued to deliver burns against his competitor Signal:

To summarize, Durov has accused Signal of being funded by the US government and of having secretly embedded NSA backdoors in the app. As Signal’s code is open-sourced, Durov believes that the US government bribes academics and researchers so that they would “overlook” these backdoors.

Definitely very interesting claims by Pavel Durov.