It turns out TikTok isn’t the only app that’s snooping through your iPhone’s clipboard (that’s everything you copy and paste). ArsTechnica has discovered over 50 other iOS apps that also unnecessarily read an iOS user’s clipboard, which could include passwords and other private data such as two-factor authentication codes, cryptocurrency wallet addresses, and more.
BAD NEWS — News apps are among the many that are excessively accessing clipboards without letting users know. ArsTechnica names apps from The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, HuffPost, and more. None of them have reportedly updated their apps (yet) to reduce or remove the amount of clipboard access.
This is disturbing. First it is just wrong for these apps to be snooping and second it is possible that protected patient information could be disclosed.