Cybersecurity – TikTok reportedly logging keystrokes of users

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Several news articles were published yesterday regarding TikTok spying on millions of users by copying text from a user’s clipboard every few seconds, effectively logging their keystrokes without their knowledge. This was found by a new security feature in Apple’s iOS 14. The Office of Cybersecurity’s stance is from a point of awareness. Individuals must assess the risk of using this or any app.

Other apps were also reported to be capturing information from user’s clipboards. TikTok said back in April that they stopped this invasive practice, but didn’t.

One full article can be found here: https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2020/06/30/ios-14-flags-tiktok-53-other-apps-spying-on-iphone-clipboards/