How to know if your iPhone has been infected with Pegasus

Pegasus spyware has become infinitely famous these days. Apparently, certain governments and some other criminal organization (and even some governments that function as criminal organizations) have been using this software of Israeli origin to infect mobile devices of certain persons of interest in order to obtain restricted information.

Your private life probably does not matter to the two hundred followers you have on Instagram, but it does not hurt to know if we have been infected. With this tool you will be able to know if you have been infected with Pegasus spyware and thus restore your device to avoid it. Let's take a look at this tool.

According to TechCrunch, this new application called Mobile Verification Toolkit allows you to find out if your mobile device is infected with Pegasus. To do this, the first thing you should do is download the tool from this link, to proceed to install it on your Mac. Then you must connect the iPhone to the computer through the cable to establish a connection. It does not have an advanced graphical interface, you will have to take advantage of the command line for it.

  1. Install all dependencies with the command »brew install python3 libusb».
  2. Make a backup of your iPhone
  3. Use the command "mvt-ios"

To check its operation you have the following commands:

  • check-backup> Extract the information from a copy of iTunes on the iPhone
  • check-fs> Only use in case your iPhone has Jailbreak
  • check-iocs> Compare results in search of spyweare
  • decrypt-backup> Decrypt iTunes copies and vice versa

If the command line shows "WARNING" it means that it has found a suspicious file and you have probably been affected by Pegasus, as indicated in the image in the header of this post.

In this way you will easily be able to find out if you have Pegasus spyware, in addition, from Mobile Tool Verification they ensure that they are working on a graphical interface that facilitates the process, while we will have to settle.


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