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telegram flaw targets crypto users with russian miners

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telegram flaw targets crypto users with russian miners

a new flaw in telegram messaging – and quite possibly in other platforms as well – flips the text in a file share to mislead users. this flipped bit of text suggests that the user is being sent an image file, for example – but in reality, the file is anything but. in an example given this morning by the folks at kaspersky lab at secure list, a user might send a png file, but when it’s accessed, it becomes an executable javascript file – of the malicious sort. all exploitation cases detected by kaspersy thus far were in russia – but there’s no good reason why they wouldn’t work anywhere in the world. mac users are listed first in this document, but windows users were more recently added to the vulnerability list. update: teleg...