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January 9 news, network security company Check Point Software Technologies recently announced that the short video sharing application TikTok has a series of security vulnerabilities that may have exposed user videos to hackers. Check Point's cybersecurity researchers said the vulnerabilities could allow hackers to gain access to the accounts of more than 1 billion users of TikTok. The company has notified TikTok of these vulnerabilities, which have now released patches.
Check Point claims that the potential risks of TikTok have been discovered in the past few months. These vulnerabilities could allow attackers to obtain user accounts and manipulate them, such as deleting videos, uploading unauthorized videos, making hidden videos public, and exposing the account includes Personal information including email address.
TikTok said that it had learned the findings of Check Point on November 20, 2019, and said that all vulnerabilities had been fixed before December 15.
TikTok became one of the most downloaded apps in the U.S. App Store in early 2019 and is also popular in India and Japan. Mobile data company App Annie claims that the global downloads of TikTok App will surpass Facebook's Instagram and Snap's Snapchat in 2019.
TikTok has gained a large number of users overseas, and TikTok's parent company, ByteDance, has become the most valuable startup in the world, thanks in large part to its short video platform, with more than 1 billion users (most of whom are young people) Share various videos on it. However, "there is more right and wrong", and the news broke this time may cause TikTok to be subject to stricter scrutiny.
Check Point researchers wrote in the report: "TikTok's videos are fun. They create a trend, even a music genre. But as some people have experienced, there is often a gap between fun videos and privacy. There is only a front line. When we believe that we are protected by the application we are using, our privacy may actually be at risk. " Back to Sohu, see more