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Researchers: NSO Group’s Pegasus Spyware Should Spark Bans, Apple Accountability


Researchers: NSO Group’s Pegasus Spyware Should Spark Bans, Apple Accountability

Our roundtable of experts weighs in on implications for Apple and lawmakers in the wake of the bombshell report showing widespread surveillance of dissidents, journalists and others.

News of a zero-click zero-day in Apple’s iMessage feature being incorporated into the notorious Pegasus mobile spyware from NSO Group has drawn a variety of reactions from the security community, including concerns about the security of Apple’s closed ecosystem, and varying views on NSO Group’s culpability for how Pegasus is used.

Since its initial discovery by Lookout and Citizen Lab in 2016, Pegasus has continued to evolve, making it easier and easier to infect mobile devices, noted Aaron Cockerill, chief strategy officer at Lookout. In fact, this isn’t even the first zero-click zero-day used by the surveillance solution.

“It has advanced to the point of executing on the ...


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