Telegram’s new peer-to-peer login system could be a privacy nightmare

In the event you don’t wish to spend $5 a month on Telegram’s premium service, however nonetheless need the options it provides, there’s a brand new (albeit, actually dangerous) approach to obtain your objective.

Telegram will now permit folks to entry its premium subscription tier at no cost if they comply with permit Telegram to make use of their telephone numbers to ship one-time passwords (OTP) to different Telegram customers. Telegram calls the service its “Peer-to-Peer Login” and guarantees to solely use any given quantity as much as 150 occasions to ship customers a passcode to log in to their accounts.