Pegasus: The Snoopware You Should Know About

We are sure you all would have seen thriller movies where the characters feel a strange fear of being followed. And very late when finally, the brute shows up after the attack. Yes, that’s the exact fear, the spyware Pegasus has caused. As this spyware is all over the news, it’s now crucial to understand & know how it all started & why we should be concerned about it.


It’s a spyware that can do everything. This is the spyware that can search & extract all your information without leaving any trace. It mainly hoovers all your communication applications like Gmail, Viber, Facebook, Skype, WhatsApp, etc. & locations.

This spyware can be installed remotely through different means like:

Over The Air (OTA) Enhanced Social Engineering Message (ESEM) Tactical Network Element Physical
A push message is sent covertly on the device & requires no engagement from the target like clicking or opening.

A system operator regular message is sent in the form of an email or a text message, luring the target to open it intentionally or unintentionally.

However, both of these methods require a phone number or an email ID of the target.

Once the number is acquired using the tactical network element from the installation is done remotely. When physical access is available to the device, Pegasus can be installed in 5 minutes exploiting vulnerabilities & even sending corrupted files through different methods like Bluetooth, etc.