Cyber Security Weekly Podcast

Cyber Security Weekly Podcast

Episode 275 - Defending Against Spyware Attack on Your Smartphone

August 02, 2021

We cross to Perth and speak with Paul Haskell-Dowland, Associate Professor and Associate Dean (Computing and Security) at Edith Cowan University's School of Science.

The Pegasus spyware episode saw more than 50,000 phone numbers, and 1,000 people in 50 countries reportedly under surveillance. The spyware was developed by the Israeli company NSO Group and has been sold to government clients. It can infiltrate Android devices and Apple iOS versions up to the latest release, iOS 14.6, through a zero-click iMessage vector.

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