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Pegasus Snooping Victim Explains Why Users No Longer Believe WhatsApp and Mobile Phones Are Secure

The Pegasus snooping scandal shook the confidence of WhatsApp users and dispelled the notion that some devices are more secure. Under pressure from users, WhatsApp has deferred its new privacy policy, but after Pegasus, WhatsApp will have to do a lot more to restore faith in privacy and security,

The Leaflet, 17 January 2021

NSO later said that it had supplied the Pegasus software and related technical support only to governments. As we now know, Pegasus is capable of taking control of a mobile device remotely. It can share live details of all activities conducted on any phone.

Over 1,400 people reportedly had the malware installed on their devices, including businessmen, politicians, journalists and social activists.

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