Telegrass and the next generation of digital black markets - Telegram-based services are facilitating much of the drug sales in Ukraine, Israel, and other countries
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- How an Israeli dealer upgraded the smartphone drug marketplace
- Laura Brickman
- Sep 1 2020
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One of the things the article talks about that I thought was interesting is that the decentralization and anonymity of doing it through Telegram makes it so that the encryption part actually isn't very important. Even when police get access to channels or conversations, there's not much significant they can do with it:
Yes, it seems like a reminder that security is a process, not a technology. But it still seems like it’s still somewhat important? Without end-to-end encryption, wouldn’t it be a whole lot easier to trace things back using wiretap warrants for each hop? They would still need to identify who is associated with each account, though.
Still using Telegram isn't an0nym0us per se, I'm pretty sure y0u can s0cial engineer s0me0ne t0 reveal their IP with0ut t00 much hassle, and I d0n't think Telegram is s0mething very targeted f0r that, I kn0w a l0t 0f pe0ple wh0 sell drugs 0ver Faceb00k, Instagram, WSP, etc, and n0t small amm0unts and haven't been caught, it is really n0rmal n0wadays. The blame is 0n the system f0r n0t legalising drugs IM0.