- iMazing app updated with a tool to easily detect Pegasus spyware on iPhone.
- You’ll need to connect your iPhone to your computer to check for Pegasus spyware.
- The spyware detection feature is also available to users of iMazing on a free trial.
iMazing recently update its Mac and PC app to include Amnesty International’s Mobile Verification Toolkit (MVT) which was built to detect signs of Pegasus on a device and isn’t charging users to access the feature. Does your iPhone or iPad have Pegasus spyware? If you’re like me, you’re curious about whether your iPhone or iPad is infected by Pegasus spyware. Here’s how to check for peace of mind.
How does Pegasus spyware target smartphones?
Pegasus takes advantage of zero-day vulnerabilities in software—which means the issue hasn’t been patched. In the past, Pegasus reached people’s smartphones via a link they had to physically click on. But now the spyware can now make it onto your phone without you even having to interact with it too, via a so-called zero-click attack. This could be a WhatsApp call you didn’t even have to answer.
How to detect Pegasus spyware on iPhone?
- You first need to install the latest version of iMazing on your Mac or Windows machine. The spyware detection function is even suitable for users who use the free trial version of iMazing.
- After installing iMazing 2.14 or later on your computer, click Continue trial when prompted for the first time.
- You can now use the Lightning cable to connect your iPhone to your computer to detect Pegasus spyware.
- Now you will see the key options available in the free trial version on the right. Scroll down these options and select Spyware detection.
- A new window will now open to guide you through the process. Click the Next Button to start the spyware detection tool.
- The iMazing application will now ask you to download the latest structured threat information expression (STIX) file from the server.
- After the download is complete, the app will ask you to create a local backup of your iPhone data for analysis. It will also ask you to enable Backup encryption. This will password protect your backup. You should store the password for future reference.
- iMazing will now start backing up your data. You don’t need to perform any operations manually at the end, because the application will automatically perform backup tasks.
- After the backup process is over, iMazing will decrypt the data and analyze the Pegasus spyware files.
- Then it will show you the result-whether spyware infects your device or not. You will see the number of warnings and the total number of logs. The application also allows you to open the entire report in Excel to view warnings.
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