Fifty-four iOS apps that researchers previously identified read text from users’ clipboard data, including TikTok, have not stopped the practice, Ars Technica reports. Accessible data can include passwords, cryptocurrency information, account data and personal messages. “It’s very, very dangerous,” researcher Tommy Mysk said. “These apps are reading clipboards, and there’s no reason to do this. An app that (doesn’t) have a text field to enter text has no reason to read clipboard text.”
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