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Crypto Fails — Telegram's Cryptanalysis Contest -
"Unfortunately, the contest is useless. Neither users nor Telegram developers will learn anything from it. But Telegram will still be able to point to it and say, “Look! No one has won the contest, so our software is secure!” Naive users will believe it, and they will feel safe using dangerously broken encryption." ‎- Alex Kapranoff
"This would be an easy contest to win: bribe someone at Telegram $100k to help you MITM." (c) HN ‎- Alex Kapranoff