TikTok's In-App Browser Reportedly Capable of Monitoring Anything You Type
Krause said TikTok's in-app browser "subscribes" to all keyboard inputs while a user interacts with an external website, including any sensitive details like passwords and credit card information, along with every tap on the screen.
"Whenever you open a link from any app, see if the app offers a way to open the currently shown website in your default browser," wrote Krause. "During this analysis, every app besides TikTok offered a way to do this."
Apple did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Update: A spokesperson for TikTok issued the following statement to MacRumors.
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There are always shenanigans like this. I wish for Apple to simply disable in-app browsers, and force any links to just use the default browser externally.