ToTok messaging app revealed as spy tool, removed from App Stores
ToTok, a messaging application that hasn’t even been launched for a few months and is gaining in popularity, has been removed from Google Play and App Store following allegations of espionage.
Google and Apple have removed the ToTok application, allegedly spying on users and used for espionage, from Google Play and the App Store . Yet a few months of application messaging application had become very popular in the Middle East, North Africa, Afghanistan.
According to the report published by the New York Times, the United Arab Emirates government to monitor speech, audio, photos, video and other critical data used to monitor the claimed ToTok last week in the United States into the category of the most downloaded social media apps. Although ToTok claimed to be a “fast and secure search and messaging application şirket, the company did not provide information about the application’s encryption protocols.
For example, WhatsApp comes with end-to-end encryption , making it difficult for hackers or others to spy on their users. It is not known how ToTok works, which is popular in the United Arab Emirates, where applications such as Skype and WhatsApp are not available. Following the New York Times report, the US government confirmed that the application was used as a means of espionage. The developer announced the removal of ToTok from the application markets as a technical outage and said the application is equipped with high security standards such as AES256, TLS / SSL, RSA and SHA256.
At this stage it is unknown whether the ToTok messaging application will be available in app stores again.