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NSO and Pegasus back in the spotlight


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4 hours ago, NewbyUser said:

What I find funny is the people behind pegasus keep saying this person and this person etc. weren't being tracked by the software and the next thing they say they don't have access to customer data so can't see who/what their customers are spying on, which contradicts the previous statements 

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I see them the same as the passwordrevealor guy, designing something to hack, but NSO gets a pass because they do it for "law enforcement and national security"  

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the world is rocked by the horrifying news of how despotic authoritarian governments and their agencies have used the spyware pegasus made by NSO from israel to intrude the phones & privacy of journalists/opposition leaders/judges/activists etc.

from all accounts, it is now becoming clear that the two primary operating systems on phones, android & ios by google & apple have intentional backdoors disguised as security bugs to allow the security agencies to snoop into any smart phone worldwide.

my question is, as a responsible antivirus vendor, will eset ever be able to protect the users from such illegal intrusions ? is it ever possible, considering that the OS itself has been laid bare to such intrusions by incorporating "security bugs".

phones, especially the smart phones are are no longer secure, but the stunning silence of all AV vendors is even more cause for concern.

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5 hours ago, sanjay mehta said:

the world is rocked by the horrifying news of how despotic authoritarian governments and their agencies have used the spyware pegasus made by NSO from israel to intrude the phones & privacy of journalists/opposition leaders/judges/activists etc.

from all accounts, it is now becoming clear that the two primary operating systems on phones, android & ios by google & apple have intentional backdoors disguised as security bugs to allow the security agencies to snoop into any smart phone worldwide.

my question is, as a responsible antivirus vendor, will eset ever be able to protect the users from such illegal intrusions ? is it ever possible, considering that the OS itself has been laid bare to such intrusions by incorporating "security bugs".

phones, especially the smart phones are are no longer secure, but the stunning silence of all AV vendors is even more cause for concern.

The first problem is nothing can ever be 100 percent secure. AVs will protect people to a degree but they are limited like everything.

The other problem is finding these backdoors and proving government and the vendors themselves knew about them. Then there's the legal issues if AVs where to openly blame someone.

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