TikTok Patched A Security Flaw That Could Let Hackers Access Your Videos

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TikTok – one of the most popular video-sharing apps has been facing a lot of security issues for a long time. Due to security reasons, the US government has banned the use of the app on government-owned smartphones in the army. And this time around, the company itself found and patched a vulnerability in the TikTok app. 

A security firm named Check Point has found a serious vulnerability in TikTok allowing attackers to access the videos along with pretty much everything on the victim’s profile. This vulnerability was so critical that if the owner of the account clicks the fake link offered by the hacker, the attacker was able to gain access to the complete account of the user.

Additionally, the app would have allowed the hacker to redirect the victim to a website that looks exactly like TikTok. TikTok learned about the conclusions of Check Point’s research on Nov. 20 and said it had fixed all of the vulnerabilities by Dec. 15. It’s still an issue, however, as the weaknesses would have allowed attackers to send TikTok users messages that carried malicious links.

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