You might not be safe at TikTok, researchers found some major security flaws

TikTok is one of the leading app that has millions of users and creaotrs on it including famous ones as well. TikTok is facing a lot of issues concerning censorship and privacy by the US and this new revelation will add to the whole issue.

According to Check Point Research, TikTok has a lot of vulnerabilities in it in terms of security and protecting user information. The security flaws are so strong that you can even lose your personal data or confidential information as well.

From what is identified, the attackers can send malicious links through messages to the users that can cause severe damage. Clicking on these links will enable the attacker to get a hold of your account and steak your personal information without you knowing it. Other security flaws allow the attacker to steal the user’s information directly from the TikTok’s official website.

The researchers warned TikTok and they acted on it, but this report came out later so that TikTok can tell users to switch to the latest version of TikTok.

The findings of this research were also recorded in the Department of Homeland Security in the U.S. It is only going to strengthen the US’s case against TikTok.

The U.S. is already looking into the acquisition of by ByteDance and these vulnerabilities will only support their cause against TikTok.

Not to forget, TikTok has also breached a minor’s privacy by illegally collecting their personal information. It was basically a breach of Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act. TikTok agreed to pay $5.7 million to settle the complaint against the company.

TikTok is already facing severe charges and this research will add fuel to the ongoing fire. Let’s hope everyone stays safe at TikTok!

Updated: TikTok's security engineer Luke Deshotels informed media outlets that they've collaborated with Checkpoint to fix the bugs. According to Deshotels, before public disclosure, CheckPoint researchers agreed that all reported issues were patched in the latest version of TikTok app.

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