According to Telegram representatives, the vulnerability found by Google engineer Dan Reva – hidden activation of microphone and camera on Mac computers – poses no danger to the average user. For someone to be able to use it, the device must already have a virus with access to the entire system.
It was also clarified that the vulnerability can only be discussed regarding the version of Telegram for macOS downloaded from the App Store and not from the company’s official source.
“This has more to do with the security of Apple permissions than Telegram, and could potentially affect any macOS app. The main problem is that it seems possible to bypass Apple’s sandbox restrictions designed specifically to prevent such abuse by third-party apps,” said a Telegram spokesperson. .
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