Exploit OS Vulnerability
A malicious app can exploit unpatched vulnerabilities in the operating system to obtain escalated privileges.
|Application Vetting||Application vetting may be able to identify the presence of exploit code within applications.|
|Use Recent OS Version|
|Pegasus for Android|
|Pegasus for iOS|
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