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TikTok App Scores 63.1
Malcore scores 63.1 for TikTok App
This blog has been taken from Malcore’s analysis results. The points below are not an exhaustive list. For a full view of Malcore’s static analysis of TikTok APK view it on Malcore
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High severity warnings from code analysis
App creates temp file. Sensitive information should never be written into a temp file.
The App uses an insecure Random Number Generator.
Files may contain hardcoded sensitive information like usernames, passwords, keys etc.
Insecure Implementation of SSL. Trusting all the certificates or accepting self signed certificates is a critical Security Hole. This application is vulnerable to MITM attacks"
App uses SQLite Database and execute raw SQL query. Untrusted user input in raw SQL queries can cause SQL Injection. Also sensitive information should be encrypted and written to the database
App can read/write to External Storage. Any App can read data written to External Storage.
This App has capabilities to prevent against Screenshots from Recent Task History/ Now On Tap etc.
Suspicious severity warnings from code analysis
Application attempts to discover build version of device.
Application attempts to parse CPU information.
Dangerous Labelled permissions from Android
Android Dangerous labelled permissions as Dangerous from this library https://developer.android.com/reference/android/Manifest.permission.
Name: CHANGE_NETWORK_STATE Description: Allows an application to change the state of network connectivity.
Name: WRITE_SETTINGS Description: Allows an application to modify the system's settings data. Malicious applications can corrupt your system's configuration.
Name: READ_SETTINGS Description: Allows applications to read the global setting of the device it is running on.
Name: CHANGE_WIFI_MULTICAST_STATE Description: Allows an application to receive packets not directly addressed to your device. This can be useful when discovering services offered nearby. It uses more power than the non-multicast mode.
Name: READ_CALENDAR Description: Allows an application to read all of the calendar events stored on your phone. Malicious applications can use this to send your calendar events to other people.
Name: ACCESS_COARSE_LOCATION Description: Access coarse location sources, such as the mobile network database, to determine an approximate phone location, where available. Malicious applications can use this to determine approximately where you are.
Name: WRITE_SYNC_SETTINGS Description: Allows an application to modify the sync settings, such as whether sync is enabled for Contacts.
Name: BLUETOOTH Description: Allows an application to view configuration of the local Bluetooth phone and to make and accept connections with paired devices.
Name: REORDER_TASKS Description: Allows an application to move tasks to the foreground and background. Malicious applications can force themselves to the front without your control.
Name: ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE Description: Allows an application to view the status of all networks.
Name: GET_TASKS Description: Allows application to retrieve information about currently and recently running tasks. May allow malicious applications to discover private information about other applications.
Name: WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE Description: Allows an application to write to the SD card.
Name: READ_EXTERNAL_STORAGE Description: Allows an application to read from SD Card.
Name: READ_CONTACTS Description: Allows an application to read all of the contact (address) data stored on your phone. Malicious applications can use this to send your data to other people.
Name: AUTHENTICATE_ACCOUNTS Description: Allows an application to use the account authenticator capabilities of the Account Manager, including creating accounts as well as obtaining and setting their passwords.
Name: SYSTEM_ALERT_WINDOW Description: Allows an application to show system-alert windows. Malicious applications can take over the entire screen of the phone.
Name: CAMERA Description: Allows application to take pictures and videos with the camera. This allows the application to collect images that the camera is seeing at any time.
Name: WAKE_LOCK Description: Allows an application to prevent the phone from going to sleep.
Name: RECORD_AUDIO Description: Allows application to access the audio record path.
Name: MODIFY_AUDIO_SETTINGS Description: Allows application to modify global audio settings, such as volume and routing.
Name: WRITE_CALENDAR Description: Allows an application to add or change the events on your calendar, which may send emails to guests. Malicious applications can use this to erase or modify your calendar events or to send emails to guests.
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