Android Authority: What is Pegasus and how is it used for spying?
coderman at protonmail.com
Mon Jul 26 14:52:33 PDT 2021
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On Monday, July 26th, 2021 at 2:20 PM, jim bell <jdb10987 at yahoo.com> wrote:
> "In short, Pegasus is commercial spyware. Unlike the malware used by
> cybercriminals to make money by stealing from and cheating their victims,
> Pegasus is designed solely for spying. Once it has secretly infected a
> smartphone (Android or iOS), it can turn it into a fully-fledged
> surveillance device. SMS messages, emails, WhatsApp messages, iMessages,
> and more, are all open for reading and copying. It can record incoming
> and outgoing calls, as well as steal all the photos on the device. Plus
> it can activate the microphone and/or the camera and record what is being
> said. When you combine that with the potential to access past and present
> location data, it is clear that those listening at the other end know
> almost everything there is to know about anyone that is targeted."
yup, this is why getting hacked is called
getting "owned", pwned, etc.
once i compromise your computer, it is no longer
your computer. it is *MY* computer!
with smartphones, the stakes are that much higher.
(they're just computers after all... :)
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