Video-sharing app TikTok fixes security flaws
According to details, security flaws on TikTok, that could have let hackers add or delete videos, change privacy settings and steal personal data, have been fixed after they were highlighted by a developer.
Reportedly, a research was conducted in order to check the security of TikTok and multiple issues were found, all ripe for exploitation by hackers.
Later, TikTok confirmed that all issues were fixed and thanked the security firm for alerting them.
“Like many organizations, we encourage responsible security researchers to privately disclose zero-day vulnerabilities to us," it said in a statement adding,
“Before public disclosure, Check Point agreed that all reported issues were patched in the latest version of our app. We hope that this successful resolution will encourage further collaboration with security researchers.”
Earlier last week, the US military directed its personnel to avoid using the Chinese-owned app on government-issued phones, because of security concerns and fears over possible links to the Chinese government.
Launched in 2017, this video sharing platform has experienced huge growth in recent year.