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In the messenger the vulnerability allowing to install the espionage Pegasus program and to watch the user Foto was found: depositphotos.com Vulnerability in the popular messenger was used for installation of the espionage Pegasus program, The Financial Times writes. For this purpose the hacker should just call on phone of the victim via WhatsApp, and the answer to a call was not required. Pegasus allows to turn on far off the camera and the microphone of the smartphone, to study messages and e-mail, to collect data on location of the user. So far it is unclear how many devices were infected with the espionage program, but are hardly a lot of, the co-founder "Bitrix 24" Sergey Ryzhikov comments. Sergey Ryzhikov the CEO of the Bitrix 24 company "There is no such opportunity for today. In this situation in general it is surprising that the video call and the application allowed to expand powers of the code which could arrive in such strange, unexpected way. Users will not be able to find out now whether their phone was cracked. I after all consider that there are no information and any facts speaking about mass character of this phenomenon for today. It is surprising in general that information flowed away though in some look. I think, ordinary users do not have sense to worry, and here to unusual users, probably, is what to think of". Pegasus is created by the Israeli company NSO Group. There reported that the application is intended for fight against terrorism and crime. The company claims that its products use only intelligence agencies, and developers cannot introduce the ON in smartphones. If to install the last updates on the smartphone, it is possible not to be afraid of the espionage program, the director of the department of information security of the System Software company Yakov Grodzensky says. Yakov Grodzensky the director of the department of information security of the System Software company "The company released the corresponding security update for iOS. How many people really established these updates, it is heavy to tell, that is actually users of iPhone who did not establish these updates and use WhatsApp — the potential victims. As for Google, it is a little bit simpler there, they went a little bit some other way, they directly contacted, as far as I know, users for whom Pegasus could constitute a certain danger. There a few other mechanism, that is theoretically was used if Google did not contact you, so nothing threatens you". Last year the Israeli NSO appeared in the center of scandal. Then it became clear that the authorities of Mexico used Pegasus for shadowing citizens, The Financial Times reminds. At the same time, according to Reuters, the product of NSO brings also benefit — it helped to prevent the attack of the Iranian terrorists in Denmark. To add BFM.ru to your sources of news?

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