In today’s fast-paced world, convenience sometimes trumps consequences, especially when it comes to how individuals use their mobile devices. Using free public Wi-Fi networks, for example, poses several security hazards, but surveys show that the vast majority of Americans do so anyhow. According to a privatewifi.com survey, three-quarters of participants acknowledged using public Wi-Fi to check their email.
Software aiming at activists, journalists, and CEOs was also found on US government phones, according to reports. Apple has filed a lawsuit against its Israeli maker, NSO Group. It’s a serious case of cyber espionage. On 37 phones belonging to activists, rights campaigners, journalists, and enterprises, security experts identified evidence of attempted or successful installations of Pegasus. Its a malware manufactured by the Israeli cybersecurity firm NSO Group. They appear to have been the subject of covert surveillance by software designed to help governments track down criminals and terrorists.