A Step-by-Step Guide!

How to Find IP Address with Telegram Messenger

😈 The Telegram Hack You’ve Been Waiting For..



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I decided to write this blog after the recent revelation that “Telegram is still leaking user IP addresses to contacts” on TechCrunch piqued my interest. So, I investigated this further by using two separate Telegram accounts on different machines — one as the attacker and the other as the target. In this blog, I’ll walk you through the steps I took to find out the IP address through a simple call through Telegram Messenger.

Step 1: Download Wireshark

First and foremost, you’ll need to download and install Wireshark, a powerful network protocol analyzer. You can get it from Wireshark’s official website.

Once installed, open Wireshark, and you’re ready to begin.

Step 2: Select the Right Interface

After launching Wireshark, choose the network interface you want to monitor. This is the connection you’ll use to make the call.

Step 3: Place a Call to the Target User

Using your attacker account, initiate a call to the target user through Telegram. As shown below:

Step 4: Set Up Search Parameters

In Wireshark, set up the filter to capture the relevant data. Specifically, you need to filter for “XDR-MAPPED-ADDRESS” as a string.

Step 5: Find the TCP Protocol

Look for data packets with the TCP protocol where the destination IP is a public IP address. This is the IP you’re after.

Step 6: Done — TADA!

As you identify the public IP address in the captured data, you’ve successfully found out the target user’s IP address.

⚠️ Unauthorized use of someone’s IP address can have legal consequences and is a breach of their privacy. Always ensure you have the necessary permissions and adhere to the law when exploring online privacy issues.

🤫 SECRET TIP : How To Avoid this?

To avoid leaking your IP address, you have to go to Telegram’s Settings > Privacy and Security > Calls, and then select “Never” in the Peer-to-Peer menu, as shown below.

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