How Not to Get Hacked on Telegram

A lot of Forsage members use Telegram for communication, team coordination and track news.

We want to remind you about the #security rules that will help you avoid unauthorized access to your Telegram account.

Set up 2FA

You need to set up two-factor authentication to protect your account against hijacking.

Restrict what information you share with other Telegram users

  1. Who can see my phone number — Nobody

  2. Auto Download Media → Toggle off

  3. Who can find me by my number — My Contacts, etc.

Modify data download and storage settings

On your mobile version of Telegram, navigate over to Privacy & Security → Data Settings and remove from Telegram storage any information you do not want to be there.

Check active sessions

To make sure this doesn’t happen, view all devices where your Telegram account is logged in. To do this, go to Settings/ Privacy and Security/Active sessions.

Don’t open executable files from other users

Some hackers just use Telegram as a method of communication with their potential victims, rather than attacking any features inherent to Telegram itself.

Watch out for impersonation

It’s extremely common for hackers and scammers to impersonate Telegram users by choosing a username that is very close to, but slightly different from, the original.


Do not follow unknown links, especially from strangers.

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