TikTok in-app browser on iOS can monitor your keystrokes, taps

Felix Krauss, founder of Google-acquired Fastlane, said that when a user opens a link on the TikTok iOS app, it opens inside their in-app browser.

Krause claimed in a blog post on Thursday, “When you’re interacting with the website, TikTok subscribes to all keyboard input (including passwords, credit card information, etc.) and every tap on the screen, such as Which buttons and links do you click.” ,

He added that TikTok iOS subscribes to every keystroke (text input) that occurs on third-party websites provided inside the TikTok app.

“This may include passwords, credit card information and other sensitive user data,” Cross said.

From a technical point of view, it is equivalent to installing a keylogger on third-party websites.

The company confirmed that those features are present in the code, but said it isn’t using them on its in-app browser on the iOS app.

“Like other platforms, we use an in-app browser to provide an optimal user experience, but the JavaScript code in question is used only for debugging, troubleshooting and monitoring performance of that experience – e.g. Checking how quickly a page loads or crashes, a Forbes report quoted a company spokesperson as saying.

According to the researcher, this proves that “TikTok injects code into third party websites through its in-app browser that behaves like a keylogger. However, it claims that it is not being used. Is”.

“It was a proactive choice that the company made. It’s a non-trivial engineering task. It doesn’t happen accidentally or randomly,” he noted.

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