Pegasus is a spyware developed by the Israeli cyberarms firm NSO Group. Target phones can be infected by a simple WhatsApp call.
A tool to detect if Pegasus is installed on your phone
MVT will scan your iPhone or Android backup to find out if your phone is compromised.
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no matter if you are using Android or iOS, you will need MVT
Open the Terminal:
pip3 install mvt --user
--user is prevent any permission issue
Android procedure with device
Enable developer mode
mvt is using ADB in order to read device information, and you will need to enable developer mode:
- go to Settings
- find About this phone
- local “Build number” and tap multiple times
Then head to Settings and locate Developer options
Scroll to USB debugging and enable it
Running the analysis
If you are and Android Developer, make sure Android Studio is closed.
Open the Terminal and run
$ ~/Library/Python/3.8/bin/mvt-android check-adb