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Pegasus: malware could still affect 70% of iOS devices

parts ios septembre 2016 - Pegasus : le malware pourrait encore toucher 70 % des appareils iOS

parts ios septembre 2016 - Pegasus : le malware pourrait encore toucher 70 % des appareils iOS

Recently discovered, malware Pegasus is capable of recording all conversations from a device under iOS. And according to the MixPanel firm, 80% of iOS devices are not protected.

It was LookOut and Citizen Labs that exposed Pegasus malware and what it could do. The latter, designed by the NSO group of hackers, aims to spy on telephone conversations of iOS devices. It targets in particular political opponents and journalists who are not in line with the policies of certain countries.

parts ios September 2016 - Pegasus: malware could still affect 70% of iOS devicesApple, faced with this revelation, reacted very quickly by offering an update for iOS (iOS 9.3.5). This patch came to fill a flaw in iOS 9.3.4 called Trident. Thus, the MixPanel firm, which publishes statistical tools for the web and mobile, indicates that 80% of iOS devices are not “patched”. They are therefore still vulnerable. In fact, according to its statistics, less than 30% (26.79% to be exact) at the time of writing the article have upgraded their iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch.

Fortunately, that figure is increasing day by day, as yesterday only 25% of iOS devices had been patched. It is possible to follow the evolution of the iOS versions used on this page. Even if you do not feel concerned or targeted by the NSO group, it is still strongly advised to update to iOS 9.3.5. Especially since other hacker groups can fully exploit this flaw for other purposes…