TikTok owned by Chinese company ByteDance has more than 1 billion downloads if we check in play store and app store together. Not only this in India if you see many celebrities are also using TikTok. You can find so many new celebs who became famous for TikTok only.
TikTok a video sharing social media is in trend now. Everywhere everyone is using it as an addiction. If you also give TikTok a try even, you will find so many things which will entertain you.
Researchers Demonstrate How to Hack Any TikTok Account by Sending SMS
The team of Checkpoint has found out so many flaws in many websites and apps. So in the past few months, Checkpoint has found that few major issues are going on with TikTok app. Which can let any hacker do below things with ease.
According to Researchers, Hackers can:
- Get hold of TikTok accounts and manipulate their content
- Delete videos
- Upload unauthorised videos
- Make private “hidden” videos public
- Reveal personal information saved on the account such as private email addresses
In the report, they have said that anyone can hack your TikTok account by SMS link spoofing. If you receive any message which has link does not open it for your safety.
The vulnerabilities include many things like link spoofing, Site redirection, and cross-site scripting. With this, you will be allowing a hacker to control your TikTok account remotely.
The attacker can send you a message from any website which is specifically designed to hack other users account. The attackers are sending one link in message which will take you to download the app and from that app, they will easily get your accounts access.
According to the researchers, an attacker can send an SMS message to any phone number on behalf of TikTok with new URL. So you should be aware of all these things if you are using TikTok.
The researchers said in a blog post published today.
Check Point has already reported these issues to ByteDance, The developers are already working on it soon they will launch new update so you can download it and secure your account. You are advised to update your account as soon as possible.