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Ъ: The Ministry of Defense suspected Telegram of using its technologies to bypass locks

However, such methods are “obvious and lie on the surface,” says Anton Rosenberg.

The idea of ​​one of the methods that Telegram uses to bypass locks was patented by the Military Communication Academy of the Russian Ministry of Defense in 2007-2009, Kommersant reported referring to the database of Rospatent. According to the publication close to the office of the interlocutor, it is an automatic change of IP-addresses.

The basic idea, which combines three patents, is to increase the stability of the network segment with destructive effects. The military created these inventions in the context of protecting their network from the impact of enemies, and now it works when protecting the messenger’s work from the effects of locks. ”

an anonymous interlocutor of Kommersant, close to the Defense Ministry

The method of circumvention of locks, mentioned in the three patents of the Ministry of Defense, is not effective separately from end-to-end encryption, the former director general of the Central Research Institute of Communications Andrei Gryazev is sure. He noted that Roskomnadzor also uses Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) technologies.

Anton Rosenberg, former technical director of VKontakte, after familiarizing himself with the patents of the Defense Ministry, said that they were not used in Telegram, and the ideas of ways to bypass the locks are “obvious and lie on the surface”.

The patents describe ways to ensure communication between various networks controlled by a single owner, say, military, and not controlled by the enemy. Whereas in the case of Telegram, the application source codes are open, and the Roscommedresor can use many different phones to find the intermediate addresses used by Telegram.

Anton Rosenberg

former technical director of VKontakte

Telegram has not yet commented on the situation.


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