An Explosive Spyware Report Shows the Limits of iOS Security. The shadowy world of private spyware has long caused alarm in cybersecurity circles, as authorit arian governments have repeatedly been caught targeting the smartphones of activists, journalists, and political rivals with malware purchased from unscrupulous brokers. The surveillance tools these companies provide frequently target iOS and Android, whic h have seemingly been unable to keep up with the threat. • How Pegasus Took Spyware’s Potency to a New Level