Microsoft researchers stated that the ‘one-click’ potential threat which was revealed to TikTok, back in February, has been patched out.
According to Microsoft 365 Defender researcher, the Android TikTok version has a serious vulnerability that could allow hackers to take full control of the user’s account. Back in February, the researchers had revealed the exploit to TikTok, through a reporting page.
Furthermore, TikTok released an update within a month, saying that the issue was fixed. However, neither researchers nor the company could predict for how long the fraud was there.
The severity of the Exploit
But when it comes to the exploit’s ‘high severity’ impact on users, then TikTok is not revealing any statement. However, according to researchers, the exploit was present in the East Asia version as well as the other TikTok version of the app. Consequently, all 1.5 billion people who had downloaded the app were susceptible to the exploit.