Released: July 19, 2021
iPhone security no match for NSO spyware
Source: Craig Timberg, Reed Albergotti & Elodie Guéguen, Washington Post (Paid Registration)
Pegasus,the NSO’s signature surveillance tool, can collect emails, call records, social media posts, user passwords, contact lists, pictures, videos, sound recordings and browsing histories, according to security researchers and NSO marketing materials. The spyware can activate cameras or microphones to capture fresh images and recordings. It can listen to calls and voice mails. It can collect location logs of where a user has been and also determine where that user is now, along with data indicating whether the person is stationary or, if moving, in which direction.
And all of this can happen without a user even touching her phone or knowing she has received a mysterious message from an unfamiliar person.
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