There was an exploit in the TikTok Android app that allowed hackers to hack into accounts with just one click

Don’t panic, because it’s been fixed for a long time now, but Android users should really think twice before clicking on links in the TikTok app after security flaws were discovered and reported that made ridiculously easy theft of other accounts with a simple link. Although this has been resolved for now, it’s still a good idea not to click on unknown links and with such a simple exploit, it’s still a good idea to always be vigilant.

According to BleepingComputer, (opens in a new tab) Microsoft reported the flaw to TikTok in February, but given the potential severity, it’s not too surprising that we haven’t heard about it until now. With a well-crafted malicious link, more than 70 JavaScript methods could be used to access the app’s web view, which is only used by the Android app.