Which iPhones Are Affected By Pegasus? Here’s What We Know

Check if your iPhone is on the list.


Reports of Pegasus spyware taking control of iPhones are making rounds on the internet. While it is true, there are certain iPhone models that have been called vulnerable. These include the latest iPhone 11 and 12.

There is little you can do to check if your phone is affected by Pegasus. However, taking the recommended measures is the best course for now. Since Pegasus is running rampant on iPhones, it is valid to ask which iPhones are affected by Pegasus.

Which iPhones Are Affected By Pegasus?

In its report, Amnesty has named the iPhone 11 and 12 among the list of iPhones affected by Pegasus. Aside from these, the iPhone 6S and the iPhone SE 2 have also made it to the vulnerable devices list.

While all iPhones have iOS in common, some iPhone models are confirmed to be vulnerable to a Pegasus infection. These iPhone models include the ones on which Amnesty ran its forensics tests to check for Pegasus. Adding from the Washington Post report, these are the iPhone models that can be affected by Pegasus:

  • iPhone 11
  • iPhone 12
  • iPhone 12 Pro Max
  • iPhone 6S
  • iPhone SE 2

All of these models have been cited in reports of Pegasus infections. 13 out of the 23 iPhones tested by Amnesty were exposed via a zero-click vulnerability on iMessage. As concerning as it is, Apple has also given a statement to defend the iPhone against Pegasus.

Even if your iPhone is on the list, don’t panic. Pegasus is a highly targeted spyware system that users can not spot on their own. If you want to know more about it, we’ve covered the big questions around Pegasus. In any case, if you think your phone is infected, check with a cybersecurity expert.

Manik Berry

Manik Berry

With a Master’s degree in journalism, Manik writes about big tech and has a keen eye for political-tech news. In his free time, he’s browsing the Kindle store for new stuff read. Manik also adores his motorcycle and is looking for new routes on weekends. He likes tea and cat memes. You can reach him at [email protected]
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