Open source intelligence investigation of TikTok

TikTok is a short video social media that can be browsed on smartphones, founded and operated by the Chinese company ByteDance. Users can record and upload videos ranging from 15 seconds to 3 minutes or longer within 10 minutes, and can also upload photos.

In such a large and popular platform, unprotected HTTP traffic and SMS spoofing are specific examples of vulnerabilities found in the application. However, people continue to post videos, showing the places they go to, the inside and outside of their house, even phone numbers and other personal information.

Here is a TikTok open source intelligence investigation flow chart, which can make TikTok's open source intelligence investigation way clearer.