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TikTok security flaw exposed private user data

January 26, 2021

Via: Techradar

Investigators at cybersecurity firm Check Point Research have discovered a vulnerability affecting the popular video-sharing platform TikTok that allowed threat actors to steal users’ private data.

The flaw, which has since been patched, raises questions about how much data users can safely share with mobile apps.

The security flaw was identified residing within TikTok “Find Friends” feature and enabled attackers to access some of the user’s profile details, including their phone number, TikTok nickname, profile and avatar pictures, unique user IDs, and certain profile settings.

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