LinuxQuestions.org
Visit Jeremy's Blog.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Security
User Name
Password
Linux - Security This forum is for all security related questions.
Questions, tips, system compromises, firewalls, etc. are all included here.

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 09-16-2018, 06:19 AM   #1
galen
Member
 
Registered: Sep 2003
Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Distribution: MX, Xubuntu, Zorin. BOYCOTTING: Vector, Beatrix, BLAG, Slackware. Life banned from: Facebook, Yahoo!
Posts: 110
Blog Entries: 1

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
Telegram starting up on its own, unwanted.


I've installed Telgram Desktop 1.3.14 on my MX Linux (debian/stretch)
and the program will start itself at odd times. It is not in XFCE autostart after login. The computer will be running for hours and Telegram will simply startup.
I've have not found why it is doing this, there is no browser plugin triggering it, nor is Telegram authorized to use Notifications (XFCE)

Anyone else getting this behaviour from Telegram?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Telegram_(service)

My rkhunter is not working properly so I can't check for rootkits with it.
 
Old 09-25-2018, 03:07 PM   #2
sevendogsbsd
Member
 
Registered: Sep 2017
Location: Texas
Distribution: openSUSE
Posts: 266

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
Quote:
Originally Posted by galen View Post
I've installed Telgram Desktop 1.3.14 on my MX Linux (debian/stretch)
and the program will start itself at odd times. It is not in XFCE autostart after login. The computer will be running for hours and Telegram will simply startup.
I've have not found why it is doing this, there is no browser plugin triggering it, nor is Telegram authorized to use Notifications (XFCE)

Anyone else getting this behaviour from Telegram?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Telegram_(service)

My rkhunter is not working properly so I can't check for rootkits with it.
I don't run telegram any more but have you checked
Code:
/etc/xdg/autostart
for any telegram files? I wouldn't delete them but you can move them to another archive folder or set the internal switch to not run at start up. Can't remember what that is at the moment.

Telegram was phoning home to it's mother country on my android phone so I go rid of it...
 
Old 09-26-2018, 01:13 AM   #3
ondoho
LQ Addict
 
Registered: Dec 2013
Posts: 9,677
Blog Entries: 7

Rep: Reputation: 2393Reputation: 2393Reputation: 2393Reputation: 2393Reputation: 2393Reputation: 2393Reputation: 2393Reputation: 2393Reputation: 2393Reputation: 2393Reputation: 2393
Quote:
Originally Posted by sevendogsbsd View Post
I don't run telegram any more but have you checked
Code:
/etc/xdg/autostart
for any telegram files? I wouldn't delete them but you can move them to another archive folder or set the internal switch to not run at start up. Can't remember what that is at the moment.
iirc the canonical way would be to copy the .desktop file to ~/.config/autostart, then edit the internal switch (Hidden=True?). that would mask the one in /etc.
 
Old 09-26-2018, 06:23 AM   #4
galen
Member
 
Registered: Sep 2003
Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Distribution: MX, Xubuntu, Zorin. BOYCOTTING: Vector, Beatrix, BLAG, Slackware. Life banned from: Facebook, Yahoo!
Posts: 110
Blog Entries: 1

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: Disabled
yes I have checked
etc/xdg/autostart

Telegram will start on its own after the computer is running, minutes hours, or days without user input
 
Old 09-26-2018, 06:33 AM   #5
hydrurga
LQ Guru
 
Registered: Nov 2008
Location: Pictland
Distribution: Linux Mint 19 MATE
Posts: 6,077
Blog Entries: 2

Rep: Reputation: 1932Reputation: 1932Reputation: 1932Reputation: 1932Reputation: 1932Reputation: 1932Reputation: 1932Reputation: 1932Reputation: 1932Reputation: 1932Reputation: 1932
Have you checked your processes to see if Telegram is running a background process?
 
Old 09-26-2018, 07:12 AM   #6
galen
Member
 
Registered: Sep 2003
Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Distribution: MX, Xubuntu, Zorin. BOYCOTTING: Vector, Beatrix, BLAG, Slackware. Life banned from: Facebook, Yahoo!
Posts: 110
Blog Entries: 1

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: Disabled
Quote:
Originally Posted by hydrurga View Post
Have you checked your processes to see if Telegram is running a background process?
yes of course
 
Old 09-26-2018, 07:13 AM   #7
galen
Member
 
Registered: Sep 2003
Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Distribution: MX, Xubuntu, Zorin. BOYCOTTING: Vector, Beatrix, BLAG, Slackware. Life banned from: Facebook, Yahoo!
Posts: 110
Blog Entries: 1

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: Disabled
no keyboard shortcuts or bindings as well
 
Old 09-26-2018, 07:31 AM   #8
sevendogsbsd
Member
 
Registered: Sep 2017
Location: Texas
Distribution: openSUSE
Posts: 266

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
OP - I was going to suggest a systemd check but I don't think MX linux uses systemd. I could be wrong though. Personally I don't like telegram once I found out it is constantly phoning home to the country in which it was originally written. To me that's a little scary. It probably isn't spyware per se, but the phone home traffic was not relevant to the app so this was alarming to me.

Something has to be starting it - Linux apps can't just start on their own. Apps start either as a daemon system wide (systemd these days), or via a .desktop startup file in /etc/xdg/autostart, or ~/.config/autostart.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Problem with downloading from Telegram want-to-know Linux - Software 0 08-25-2018 12:45 AM
LXer: Telegram Messenger On Linux Telegram Linux LXer Syndicated Linux News 0 04-12-2017 09:50 AM
Telegram-cli as Daemon Raakh5 Linux - Newbie 9 10-05-2015 10:31 AM
LXer: Telegram in Fedora LXer Syndicated Linux News 0 07-20-2015 05:12 PM
[SOLVED] Unwanted apps starting when logging into KDE pimy Slackware 5 04-01-2012 12:50 AM

LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Security

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:38 PM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration