Is Pegasus monitoring your smartphone?


We have mentioned the Pegasus tracking software developed by him many times Israeli NSO Club. Following the discovery of this spyware on the smartphones of politicians and activists in the summer of 2021, the Trojan was recently found on the phones of French politicians.

But today we will "talk" about two applications that allow the scanning of the smartphone for Pegasus spyware.

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The company and the product

The spy software, called Pegasus, is available for sale from the Israeli NSO Group Technologies. It is an Israeli technology company based in Herzliya near Tel Aviv.

The company, which employs about 500 employees, has been mainly developing monitoring software and technology since its inception in 20210.

Pegasus spyware allows remote monitoring of smartphones (Android, iOS, etc.) and is installed in seconds. Officially, the company has its software only in states to fight terrorism and crime. But its client list is probably more extensive.

Last action

In August 2021, the French national security service Anssi confirmed that the Israeli NSO Pegasus spy software was found on a journalist smartphone. Then last week, it became known that traces of the Pegasus surveillance software (also known as the state Trojan) were found on the smartphones of French politicians (namely, five ministers or ministers of the French government).

The Pegasus malware Its amazing to be used for mass monitoring, as the cost per person monitored is too high. However, some users may be wondering if the devices are infected.

Applications

Here comes Softorino a company that develops the free Zeus app. Zeus is a standalone, secure application (currently only running on Windows) that lets users check their iPhones for signs of NSO Pegasus spyware. You can download it from here.

One application that can detect it on Android and iOS devices is the Mobile Verification Toolkit (MVT). This is a collection of utilities that simplify and automate the process of detecting compromised Android and iOS devices.

This application is available at Github and is aimed at advanced users.

Instructions for installation and use can be found on the official website.


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