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TikTok Content Could Be Vulnerable to Tampering: Researchers

TikTok, a Chinese video-sharing social networking service, has been delivering video and other media without TLS/SSL encryption, which means it may be possible for someone to tamper with the content, researchers say.

That could be especially damaging with a service as globally popular as TikTok and in the current pandemic environment, where misinformation and confusion abounds.

The situation was uncovered by Germany-based computer scientist Tommy Mysk and Talal Haj Bakry, a senior iOS developer with NuraLogix in Toronto. They wrote a blog post describing their findings.