Tiktok’ers’ Accounts Are at Risk!

US-based software giant Microsoft has exposed a major security vulnerability in the popular social media platform TikTok. According to Microsoft, attackers can compromise the accounts of users who click on specially crafted links. Recently, we often encounter security vulnerabilities on social media platforms. The latest news came from TikTok. TikTok, one of the most popular social media platforms, has a huge security vulnerability. Microsoft reported this vulnerability, where attackers were able to hijack accounts with a single action.


Tiktok’s Android Application Has Been Victory

Microsoft, one of the largest technology companies in the world, today exposed the vulnerability that attackers will use to take over all accounts. Microsoft disclosed the vulnerability to TikTok owner Bytedance. This issue was also seen in TikTok’s Android app.

According to Microsoft, attackers can compromise the accounts of users who click on specially crafted links. This inadvertently causes users to retrieve or modify their data. The happy part is that TikTok has completely closed the vulnerability. The attack, which emerged as a result of an error and is called a ‘high severity vulnerability’, includes several problems.


Issues include accessing basic functions such as uploading videos, sending messages to other users, and viewing private videos. In addition, Microsoft stated that they do not have any information about the active use of this vulnerability. Allegedly, TikTok’s application-opening connection infrastructure is behind the vulnerability. To get rid of this vulnerability, it is necessary to use TikTok’s Android application in its most up-to-date form.


Two months ago, one of the leaders of the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) asked Apple and Google to remove TikTok from their app stores. He also pointed to the “huge treasures of sensitive data” that TikTok collects from US users. Earlier this month, as a result of the analysis by Felix Krause, it was revealed that the application was following users.


Gül Demirci

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