Skip to comments.What is Pegasus spyware and how does it hack phones? NSO Group software can record your calls, copy your messages and secretly film you
Posted on 07/19/2021 8:07:26 AM PDT by yesthatjallen
It is the name for perhaps the most powerful piece of spyware ever developed – certainly by a private company. Once it has wormed its way on to your phone, without you noticing, it can turn it into a 24-hour surveillance device. It can copy messages you send or receive, harvest your photos and record your calls. It might secretly film you through your phone’s camera, or activate the microphone to record your conversations. It can potentially pinpoint where you are, where you’ve been, and who you’ve met.
Pegasus is the hacking software – or spyware – that is developed, marketed and licensed to governments around the world by the Israeli company NSO Group. It has the capability to infect billions of phones running either iOS or Android operating systems.
The earliest version of Pegasus discovered, which was captured by researchers in 2016, infected phones through what is called spear-phishing – text messages or emails that trick a target into clicking on a malicious link.
Since then, however, NSO’s attack capabilities have become more advanced. Pegasus infections can be achieved through so-called “zero-click” attacks, which do not require any interaction from the phone’s owner in order to succeed. These will often exploit “zero-day” vulnerabilities, which are flaws or bugs in an operating system that the mobile phone’s manufacturer does not yet know about and so has not been able to fix.
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Awesome, for the most part they’d film the ceiling in my home or garage.
They’d be laughing their asses off on the texts I get and the few I send.
And a signal-blocking "privacy case" for my phone. There are several brands, including Privacy Case.
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Claims it doesn’t SURVEIL anyone!?!?!
Tell me then what does a surveillance company do then? create BLT’s for breakfast???
Dear fellow Jews, why did you create this? Why do you create AMMO for the rest of the world to hate you and ME?
‘Zero-click’ spyware is the holy-grail. If these are accurate reports - and it should be noted they come from reputable researchers - and a company has perfected inserting spyware without any using prompting, that’s a big deal.
It wasn’t that long ago that even 1st world spy agencies needed either physical access to the phone to insert their requisite spyware or some kind of successful phishing attack to insert the spyware. Now all they have to do is send you a self-deleting text to defeat end-to-end encryption. As I said, that’s a big deal.
I’ve been getting several texts lately asking “Can I call you?”. Anybody know anything about these messages? I have not answered any of them.
Anybody spying on my phone is going to be quite bored.
I get weird ones from time to time. “Sorry I missed your call” to more explicit ones from “Maya” wanting have sex with me. I NEVER click on any link. never do that.
IIRC, it is an attempt to get you to say/reply “yes.”. The capture is then spliced into a context where you consent to any number of bad things. It used to be just voice but has likely spilled over into text. Never say/text “yes” to unsolicited contacts.
I don’t have a phone , did have one but I hated carrying it around so I gave it away
Absolutely. Not even to something as routine as a caller asking "Is this NonValueAdded?"
Bongino talking about it today:
LOL If they ask that, I’m already screwed :)
I already sensed that with my “scam sense”.
Pegasus..has the capability to infect billions of phones running either iOS or Android operating systems...done in such a way that allows the attacker to obtain so-called root privileges, or administrative privileges, on the device..the software exploits undiscovered vulnerabilities
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