Earlier, PPSA reported on Pegasus – the spyware that can transform a device, including Apple iPhones, into an all-purpose microphone, camera and digital tracker. Users’ devices can be infected remotely, without any negligence or naïve acceptance of malicious code by the user.
Now Ronan Farrow turns his investigative eye in The New Yorker to the proliferation of zero-click exploits. He reports:
It’s time to call it: The smartphone, devised to liberate us by enabling communications and the sharing of knowledge around the world, is now a potential spy we take everywhere with us in purses and our pockets.