image by pixabay – iPhone update settings

If you have an iOS device, you will need to update it to the latest version of iOS 14.8. You can do this by:

1. Go to Settings

2. Click on General option

3. Select Software Updates

4. Then click on Install Now iOS 14.8

Pegasus spyware bug is a a Zero-Click spyware that has been designed to easily infect your iOS devices virtually through the iMessage exploits without having to click or install anything. Let’s discuss more about the spyware for easy understanding. Currently, there are over 1.65 billion Apple products in the market being used and vulnerable to the spyware attack.

Pegasus spyware was developed by the Israeli cyberarms firm NSO Group. The spyware can easily be installed on mobile phone and devices that run on Android and iOS. The spyware was named after the winged horse of the Greek mythology called pegasus. The spyware is a type of the trojan horse computer virus. A trojan horse symbolizes a computer virus that can easily be sent flying through the air to infect mobile devices. The spyware maliciously exploits vulnerability by using jailbreak to gain unrestricted access to iOS devices.

image by pixabay – A flying pegasus trojan horse

The Pegasus spyware can exploit any iPhone device with iOS version 14.6 and below. The spyware does that by reading the iOS device’s messages, track locations, track calls, collect passwords, access microphone, access camera and be able to harvest information from the apps.

The initial intention of the NSO Group was to develop a software that could provide authorized government with vital technology that could be helpful in solving crimes and terrors.

image by pixabay – Vulnerability point without an updated security software

According to the intelligence obtained, NSO Group sold Pegasus spyware software to the UAE and Gulf states to be used for surveillance of rival nations, political leaders, anti-regime activists, and journalists. In 2020 and 2021, Israeli government was discovered to be using the software to eavesdrop on both the allies and the opponents.

To know more on how the Pegasus discovered and it’s widespread, you can read more here.

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