The name Pegasus is known to all these days. Yes, we are talking about the same Pegasus Virus or Spyware. Pegasus Spyware is in the news for the past few days, and we all know the Contrevertial Spyware was installed on some high profile persons and thus made the big news all around the world.
From that time onwards, people are so curious to know how is that possible and is there any way to detect the presence of Pegasus on their phone. So today, we got Software that claims to detect Pegasus Spyware on iPhone and iPad.
What is Pegasus Spyware
In the meantime, most of you know what Pegasus spyware is. So we are not going in-depth regarding that. But, to give a quick idea, we can say that Pegasus is Spyware or a small software that gets installed on the targeted person’s phone.
Unlike the other Spyware, it is installed without the help of any third-party software, and it is very difficult to identify the presence of Spyware within the smartphone and thus caused a big concern in privacy and security.
Why Pegasus is Developed
The Spyware is developed for the good intention that including Intelligence purposes. As per the company behind the Software, they are not spying on any person, and they are not storing the information. But unfortunately, it has been used widely to monitor people in different areas, which caused these issues.
Will Pegasus Get Installed on My Phone
As per the report, it is easy to install Spyware (by those using Spyware) on the targeted person’s phone. But for ordinary persons, there isn’t any risk. Moreover, past reports show that the Pegasus spyware’s tracking and monitoring were carried out on high-profile persons. So basically, there is no use in spying on the ordinary person.
How to Detect Pegasun on iPhone and iPad
The only way available to check the presence of Pegasus Spyware on a device was by forensic examination. But now, an iPhone manager called iMazing announced that they had implemented the Pegasus Spyware detection technology within the Software.
The human rights organization Amnesty International recently developed a Mobile Verification Toolkit (MVT), which is capable of detecting the presence of Pegasus Spyware (The source code of the package is available in Github). The MVT package is capable of detecting pegasus in Android devices too. So we are looking forward to a tool that using the MVT package for Android Scanning.
iMazing updated their iMazing iPhone manager with the MVT package, and the new version is capable of detecting the presence of Pegasus on your iPhone or iPad.
The latest version is available to download on Mac or the PC, and you can perform the scan on your iPhone or iPad from the PC or Mac using the USB cable.
As per iMazing, the free trial version can perform the scan and identify Pegasus’s presence on the device.
Note: As we said above, the Pegasus targeted persons are high-profile personalities, and we never faced anyone personally. So we never found any Pegasus Infected handset for testing. Hence we can only rely on the performance and the accuracy in the spyware detection of iMazing as per the company’s official blog.