2 months ago, Reddit user bangorlol made a comment in a discussion about TikTok.
Bangorlol claimed to have successfully reverse-engineered it and shared what he learned about the Chinese video-sharing social networking service.
Basically, he strongly recommended that people never use the app again, warning about its intrusive user tracking and other issues.
Considering that TikTok was the 4th most popular free iPhone app download in 2019, this is quite alarming.
I hunt bug bounties when I’ve got the time, or help my friends out with theirs (or their CTF challenges).
“TikTok put a lot of effort into preventing people like me from figuring out how their app works.
They hide functions, prevent debuggers from attaching, and employ quite a few sneaky tricks to make things difficult. »