New security patch for iPhone in iOS 14.8: Look for Pegasus spyware on your phone

To check security patch for iPhone for Pegasus spyware, you need to connect your iPhone to your computer.

Apple has released a major update for your iPhone that seems to fix a bug that Pegasus Spyware has been exploited.

Spyware can be installed remotely on the target user’s iPhone or iPad, giving the person or organization who installed the spyware full access to the device and all data on it without the owner taking any action.

This includes text messaging, emails and even recording phone calls. Pegasus was originally designed and sold by its creator, the NSO group, to track criminals and terrorists.

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What is New Security patch for iPhone iOS 14.8?

While there’s probably little chance that a government agency will install Pegasus on your iPhone to monitor your activities, there is a free tool that allows you to monitor your iPhone or iPad with a few clicks. 

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To be clear, the chances of your iPhone or iPad becoming infected with Pegasus spyware are slim. This means that if you want peace of mind – just in case – here’s what to do with installing an iOS update.

Download and install iMazing on your Mac or PC

IMazing recently updated its desktop application with the Amnesty International Mobile Verification Toolkit, which is designed to detect Pegasus marks on the device and does not charge users for access to the feature.

Download iMazing for your computer from the company’s website . Don’t worry about buying the application, you can only run the entire spyware test with a free trial.

Install iMazing and open it. When prompted, select a free trial.

How to run a Pegasus Spyware scan on an iPhone or iPad

Once iMazing is installed and running, connect your iPhone or iPad to your computer. Before you can continue, you may need to enter a lock screen code on your device to approve the connection (something you should remember if your iPhone or iPad doesn’t appear in iMazing).

Then scroll through the action options on the right side of iMazing until you find Spyware Detect ; Click on it.

A new window will open to guide you through the process. This tool works by creating a local backup of your device (so you need to make sure you have enough space for the backup) and then analyzes that backup. It’s an automated task, so you don’t have to wait to check it out when you press start.

IMazing suggests leaving all defaults in place when you click each screen. For advanced users, configuration options are integrated into the tool, but for most of us (including me), the default configuration settings can handle the job.

After going through the basic configuration, you must accept the license for this tool and then click the Start Analysis button.

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Once the process starts, leave your iPhone or iPad plugged in until it’s done. I ran the test on my iPhone 12 Pro and the backup took about 30 minutes and the analysis another five minutes.

After creating the backup, I had to enter the password for the account so that iMazing could analyze the file. Therefore, I recommend running the tool and checking it after a while.

Once iMazing starts analyzing your device’s backup, it will show you how to do it by viewing each individual application it monitors, starting with iMessage. The application uses a database of known “malicious email addresses, links, process names and file names”

When iMazing is complete, a warning will be displayed. In my case, my iPhone 12 Pro showed no signs of infection and had 0 warnings.

The notification also includes two buttons to open or view the report. I looked at my message and it contained some random links that meant nothing to me.

What should I do if iMazing says your device is showing signs of infection?

First of all, don’t panic. It can be a false positive. If this happens, iMazing will ask you to send a report (click Report Detection to go directly to the file) to your customer support team for further analysis.

The company suggests that if you or a family member operates in a “politically sensitive context” and has a positive message, you should immediately remove the SIM card and turn off your iPhone or iPad.

If your phone is not infected, you still want to install the latest update on your iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch and Mac that addresses this vulnerability.

For more safety tips , check these settings again . For more privacy, go through these steps .

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