TikTok is planning on stopping you from avoiding personalized ads on its mobile app starting next month as it seeks to align its advertising policy with those of Facebook, Instagram, and more firms.
A security flaw in TikTok could have allowed attackers to query the platform's database – potentially opening up for privacy violations.
Researchers have disclosed four high-severity flaws in the Android version of TikTok that could have easily been exploited by a seemingly benign third-party Android app. If successful, an attacker could fully compromise the target’s TikTok account. Public disclosure of the vulnerabilities was Friday and all bugs have been patched in version 17.4.4 of the app.
Researchers have discovered a new Android spyware campaign pushing a “Pro” version of the TikTok app that is exploiting fears among its young and gullible users that the popular social media app is on the cusp of being banned in the United States. The malware can take over basic device functions—such as capturing photos, reading and sending SMS messages, making calls and launching apps—as well as uses a phishing tactic to steal victims’ Facebook credentials.
TikTok has been collecting unique identifiers from millions of Android devices without their users’ knowledge using a tactic previously prohibited by Google because it violated people’s privacy, new research has found.
We all know that India banned 59 Chinese apps last month, and now as a second digital strike, India banned 47 more Chinese apps
U.S. President Donald Trump's campaign is now running ads against TikTok on Facebook and Instagram warning people that the company is spying on users and was caught red-handed doing so. One of the anti-TikTok ads tells users: “Protect your children from China.”
Amazon asked employees to remove the popular social video-sharing app TikTok from their mobile devices on Friday, as first reported by The New York Times.TikTok was recently caught accessing user clipboard data when running in the background, potentially exposing passwords or other sensitive data. The behavior was revealed because of a new feature in iOS 14, and it’s unclear how long it had been present in the app.
Following vulnerability disclosure in the Mitron app, another viral TikTok clone in India has now been found vulnerable to a critical but easy-to-exploit authentication bypass vulnerability, allowing anyone to hijack any user account and tamper with their information, content, and even upload unauthorized videos.
Apps like LinkedIn, Reddit, and more found copying iOS Clipboard content with every keystroke. LinkedIn and Reddit confirm the bug as they work on fixes.
Numerous top-ranking apps spy on iPhone, iPad users by frequently accessing texts on device clipboard, including TikTok, Truecaller, Viber, PUBG, and more.
TikTok To Stop Clipboard Snooping After Apple Privacy Feature Exposes Behavior
The vulnerability exists in the 'Login with Google' feature of the Mitron app. Plus, this app comes with numerous other security and privacy flaws too.
A group of children's privacy advocates alleged in a recent FTC complaint that TikTok violated an agreement to protect children's private data.