I keep seeing media articles saying that smart phones etc are being hacked, particularly by NSO Pegasus. I would like to know how this is done. I'm particularly interested in how to protect against it. I have Android 9.0 devices.

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    1.) Discussion questions fit poorly for StackOverflow sites as specific questions are preferred. As your question has a comment to a long blog post, all of the ways Android has been compromised in the past would be too long. 2) Don't be a target for nation state class device hacking tools as well as using common sense when download apps 3) To check your own status, assuming you are using a desktop browser, click on your name or the icon associated with your name in the upper right of the top bar next to search. Commented Mar 25, 2022 at 8:57
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    Relevant: How do I protect myself from Pegasus and alike malwares? -- my own question at Information Security.
    – Firelord
    Commented Mar 25, 2022 at 8:59
  • Does this answer your question? How can I check if my Android device is infected with Pegasus Spyware?
    – alecxs
    Commented Mar 25, 2022 at 9:20
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    consider two facts 1) google and OEMs will always have own backdoors in propritary blobs for baseband/modem etc - you are already hacked at moment of using smartphone 2) You are not a person of interest, and "nothing is eaten as hot as it is cooked" (why should someone hack you if you already share your privacy on instagram, facebook, etc for free?) fun fact
    – alecxs
    Commented Mar 25, 2022 at 9:37


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