The What and Why
TikTok is an app that enjoys its fair share of popularity. Given its large user base, a security threat pertaining to the app can be alarming. The allegations put forth by security researcher Felix Krause are thus a cause of concern for TikTok users.
According to Krause’s reports, users’ sensitive details like passwords and credit card information aren’t safe because of the In-App browser that “subscribes” to all keyboard inputs.
If the assurance given by TikTok isn’t reassuring enough, users indeed have a way to make sure that their devices are protected from any potential breach of privacy and security. According to Krauser, users can protect themselves by switching to viewing a link in the platform’s default browser.