When it comes to phone applications, concern for security has been a constant in recent years. Especially as it is becoming more public, the amount of data that they collected from us. For this reason, it is important to know what kind of information they can access our applications. Something especially important now that it was announced that TikTok could threaten the security of our addresses Bitcoin.
Security in the digital age
Where you are, who you are, what time you moved, what series you like, who is your favorite singer, what you ate yesterday and even how many steps you gave this week. These are only some of the data that you collect our electronic equipment on a daily basis.
At all times, as long as we have a cell phone with us, our information is being transmitted to the world’s leading technology companies.
What do these companies with our information? Essentially improve the products that we offer, providing us with personalized advertising, tailor-made recommendations and products you may be interested in. Going from playlists with tailor-made recommendations on Spotify, to books we like on Amazon.
However, as technology progresses, this “removing” permanent data, and the extreme personalisation in the network, develop a darker side. Especially when our personal information is used by bad actors to try to manipulate us, desinformarnos and even extorsionarnos.
With cases as serious as the Cambridge Analytica and the manipulation of voters in the u.s. presidential election. Using the personal data of the voters obtained through Facebook. Until the threat that seems to represent TikTok for our safety and the safety of our Bitcoins.
TikTok and Bitcoin: A threat to our cybersecurity?
In the case of TikTok, an application property of the company china ByteDance, the concern for the privacy of its users has always been present. Accusing on more than one occasion to the application of a mechanism of the chinese government to obtain users ‘ personal information. Whether chinese citizens or of other countries.
This concern came to the point that the Army of the united States forbade its staff to install TikTok on their cell phones. Fearing that the application would that sensitive information were to end up in the hands of the intelligence services of China.
But now, a new concern looms about the users of TikTok, and especially those who have addresses of Bitcoin. Therefore, it has been released that, despite the fact that you do not provide these permissions, TikTok has the ability to see the information that we copy in the “clipboard” of our phones.
This discovery has been made thanks to a function included in iOS 14, the new version of Apple’s operating system. Which has revealed that dozens of apps have access to our clipboard even without what we want. Thus obtaining all the data that copy from our cell phone.
In the case of TikTok, due to the privacy issues that already existed, and the habit of many users to copy information such as your address Bitcoin and income data to its wallet in your clipboard. This discovery has represented a major wake-up call, to the holders of the criptomoneda be careful with the apps you downloaded. By doing this, our Data of the Day today here in CriptoTendencia.