TikTok’s in-app browser knows everything you type, report says
A security researcher suggests that TikTok’s in-app browser acts like a “keylogger” for its ability to track keystrokes and more.
Tapping on a link in the TikTok app does not open that page on your phone’s browser. Instead, TikTok uses an in-app browser capable of monitoring user activity on any website accessed using the in-app browser. This level of tracking would allow TikTok to capture credit card information, passwords, SSNs, or any other sensitive information someone might enter.
When you open a link in the TikTok iOS app, it opens in the in-app browser. While browsing, TikTok tracks all keyboard inputs and screen presses, such as clicked buttons and links. After news of the report circulated over the weekend, a TikTok spokesperson contacted Forbes submit a comment. This report confirms that the keylogger feature exists but denies that TikTok uses or collects the data.
Meanwhile, the administrative director of the US House of Representatives posted a cyber notice on TikTok, calling it “high risk” with personal information accessible from China. “We do not recommend downloading or using this app due to these security and privacy concerns,” the statement said. bed.