So you have that shiny new cell phone that is either from Apple or Android. How do you protect it from becoming infected ? We like Lookout for this. It is not a traditional application for the PC or MAC and is designed for Mobile devices. Download it from either the Apple App Store or Google Play Store. Let it manage your phone and if you want even better support, then pay them for their annual fee. The old saying, you get what you pay for is true in this case. Keep your cellphone away from the hackers eyes. Some of these things are very scary for what they can do and arguing about a few dollars is foolish. Now that we have said that, read about the new Malware named Pegasus below. WOW!!
Your cellphone may be infected with a malware program named Pegasus and not know it. Read below and see what you can do about it to see if you are compromised with this clever malware.
These links can install spyware on IPhones, android Phones, Blackberrys and other Mobile devices. So be aware that some people can:
Monitor voice and VoIP calls in real-time.
- Siphon contacts, passwords, files, and encrypted content from the phone.
- Operate as an “environmental wiretap,” listening through the microphone.
- Monitor communications through apps like WhatsApp, Facebook, Skype, Blackberry Messenger, and Viber.
- Track the phone’s location via GPS.
You can protect yourself and your cellphone by using Lookout – an app that will protect and scan each program that is installed on your cell phone.
Read more here from the TechRepublic
And download the PDF file from Lookout here.