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Send Telegram Messages over Tor with Whonix ™

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Introduction[edit]

Ambox warning pn.svg.png Although Telegram Desktop is functional in Whonix ™, it requires Phone Number Validation and is therefore unrecommended at this time.

Telegram [archive] is a relatively secure, cross platform, fully-featured instant messenger. The Telegram FAQ [archive] describes the basic architecture:

Telegram is a messaging app with a focus on speed and security, it’s super-fast, simple and free. You can use Telegram on all your devices at the same time — your messages sync seamlessly across any number of your phones, tablets or computers.
With Telegram, you can send messages, photos, videos and files of any type (doc, zip, mp3, etc), as well as create groups for up to 200,000 people or channels for broadcasting to unlimited audiences. You can write to your phone contacts and find people by their usernames. As a result, Telegram is like SMS and email combined — and can take care of all your personal or business messaging needs. In addition to this, we support end-to-end encrypted voice calls.

Advantages include: [1]

  • the client source code, protocol and API are opensource - other closed source elements are planned for eventual release in the future
  • verified builds are supported
  • end-to-end client encryption via a 'secret chats' option [archive]
  • options for self-destructing messages, two-step verification and other advanced privacy/security options [2]
  • support for Android, iPhone/iPad, Windows, macOS and Linux
  • access to chats across multiple devices
  • no limits on the size of chats and media
  • a free service with no advertisements or subscriptions
  • a stated commitment to protect personal information, conversations and other data

On the downside, the application requires the user to register a phone number to create a Telegram account. This is why it is not recommended for anonymous messaging at this time. Interested readers can learn more about the security protocol here [archive].

Installation[edit]

Install telegram-desktop.

1. Update the package lists.

sudo apt-get update

2. Upgrade the system.

sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

3. Install the telegram-desktop package.

Using apt-get command line parameter --no-install-recommends is in most cases optional.

sudo apt-get install --no-install-recommends telegram-desktop

The procedure of installing telegram-desktop is complete.

Start[edit]

To launch the application, in Whonix-Workstation ™ terminal run.

telegram-desktop

Figure: Telegram Desktop in Whonix ™ [3]

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For a basic Telegram user guide refer to this official blog entry [archive].

See Also[edit]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. https://telegram.org/faq [archive]
  2. https://telegram.org/blog/privacy-revolution [archive]
  3. A false (random) phone number was utilized for this image.


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