The Fake TikTok Application Exposes Your Phone

A group of experts has warned against a fake TikTok application, which contains dangerous spyware programs that pose a threat to Android phone users and steal their data.

According to researchers at ZScaler, the “fake application is called TikTok Pro,” pointing out that “upon installation the spy program depicts itself as TikTok using the name TikTok Pro, and as soon as the user tries to open the application, it triggers a fake notification, and it quickly disappears. This notification as well as the app icon. ”

According to experts, “this fake notification method is used to redirect the user’s attention, and at the same time the application hides itself, making the user think that the application is defective.”

The fake application, once installed, can carry out dangerous operations, such as stealing your SMS messages, sending SMS messages, stealing your site, taking pictures, calling phone numbers and stealing Facebook account data.

Experts stressed “the necessity to take utmost precautions when downloading any application from the Internet, and to make sure that you download applications only from the Google store, and not to click on advertisements and anonymous messages” links.

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A group of experts has warned against a fake TikTok application, which contains dangerous spyware programs that pose a threat to Android phone users and steal their data.

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