Using TikTok profiles for promoting scam apps is only the latest vector of abusing popular channels to capture profit from unsuspecting supporters, noted Ben Pick, a senior application security consultant at nVisium, a Falls Church, Va.-based application security provider.

“The best method to not be susceptible is to verify the app being downloaded and not click a link directly from a user’s profile,” he told TechNewsWorld.

“Check for excessive permissions and numerous bad reviews to prevent downloading similar scam or outright malicious apps,” he added.

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