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Join the Intego Mac security experts for the latest Apple news, industry opinions, and a splash of security advice in our easy-to-digest, entertaining, and informative podcast series. Hosted by Kirk McElhearn and Josh Long.

Join the Intego Mac security experts for the latest Apple news, industry opinions, and a splash of security advice in our easy-to-digest, entertaining, and informative podcast series. Hosted by Kirk McElhearn and Josh Long.

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United States

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Join the Intego Mac security experts for the latest Apple news, industry opinions, and a splash of security advice in our easy-to-digest, entertaining, and informative podcast series. Hosted by Kirk McElhearn and Josh Long.

Language:

English


Episodes

Episode 209: What the heck is Apple doing??

10/14/2021
Apple has released a security update for an actively exploited vulnerability, but only for iOS 15, not iOS 14? What are they doing? We also discuss how Apple sometimes offers security updates for older versions of macOS, but not always. Show Notes: How to Use Focus to Limit Notifications in iOS 15 and macOS MontereyiOS 15.0.2 fixes new “actively exploited” vulnerabilityTweet by Denis TokarevResearcher discloses several zero-day iOS, iPadOS vulnerabilitiesNSO Pegasus spyware can no longer...

Duration:00:30:18

Episode 208: iPad mini 6, Facebook's Time-Out, and a Contactless iPhone Rip-Off

10/7/2021
Facebook's downtime shows how risky it is to use social media services to log into other services. An interesting proof of concept can steal money from Visa cards on iPhones. And we discuss the new iPad mini 6, and the Apple Watch Series 7 that goes on sale Friday. Show Notes: Apple Watch Series 7SquircleUnderstanding How Facebook Disappeared from the InternetOpenIDCompany That Routes Billions of Text Messages Quietly Says It Was HackedApp Store Report a Problem link is back to help fight...

Duration:00:28:04

Episode 207: iOS 12 Security Updates, Zero-Day iOS Vulnerabilities, and the iPhone 13

9/30/2021
Apple issues a security update for iOS 12, zero-day vulnerabilities target iOS and iPadOS, and we look at the iPhone 13 Pro. Show Notes: iOS 12 is still getting security updates for in-the-wild issuesPegasus spyware found on 5 French cabinet members’ phonesRemotely exploitable "inetloc" zero-day vulnerability hits the MacResearcher discloses several zero-day iOS, iPadOS vulnerabilitiesCommission proposes a common charger for electronic devicesFull EU text for chargersiPhone 13 Pro Review:...

Duration:00:30:29

Episode 206: Why Doesn't Apple Want People to Upgrade to iOS 15?

9/23/2021
There's new Mac malware hiding in a terminal emulator app, an interesting Finder vulnerability, and Apple launches iCloud+. We also wonder why Apple isn't prompting iOS users to upgrade to iOS 15 Show Notes: OSX/ZuRu Mac malware spread through Trojan appsRemotely exploitable "inetloc" zero-day vulnerability hits the MacWhy doesn’t Apple want people to upgrade to iOS 15?Netgear fixes dangerous code execution bug in multiple routersHow to Use iCloud+, with Additional Security and Privacy...

Duration:00:30:01

Episode 205: Apple’s Consistent Iteration

9/16/2021
Apple has patched two in-the-wild vulnerabilities, and you should update your devices right away. We look at the dangers of "corrupt my file" websites. And we discuss Apple's new product announcements. Show Notes: Apple patches two in-the-wild vulnerabilities for macOS, iOS, iPadOS, watchOSPegasus Spyware Hacks iPhones of Prominent IndividualsAre “corrupt my file” sites safe? Here’s why to avoid corrupt-a-file servicesMeet Meris, the new 250,000-strong DDoS botnet terrorizing the...

Duration:00:32:30

Episode 204: CSAM, GDPR, and Android Updates

9/9/2021
Apple pauses their new CSAM image scanning rollout, WhatsApp gets slapped with a big GDPR fine in Ireland, and Germany is mandating seven years of updates for all mobile phones. We also discuss new Mac malware, and Intego's 100% virus detection rating. Show Notes: Apple Event, September 14Michael K. WilliamsOSX/Adload: Mac Malware Apple Missed for Many MonthsIntego Earns 100% Detection in AV-Comparatives 2021 Independent TestingApple delays rollout of CSAM detection system and child safety...

Duration:00:28:07

Episode 203: Zero Click, Russian Fines, and Apple Wallet

9/2/2021
A new zero-click exploit targets the iPhone, Russia fines internet companies for not storing user data in the country, and you'll soon be able to put a driver's license in Apple Wallet, but should you? Show Notes: Bahraini activists targeted with new iOS zero-click exploitWhatsApp, Facebook, and Twitter fined for not storing user data inside RussiaFirefox follows Chrome and prepares to block insecure downloadsTom Cruise surprises starstruck British family by landing helicopter in...

Duration:00:31:41

Episode 202: How We've Changed Our Approach to Security and Privacy

8/26/2021
Josh and Kirk look at some new iCloud features, and talk about how they've changed their security and privacy practices over the 200+ episodes of the Intego Mac Podcast. Show Notes: Apple already scans iCloud Mail for CSAM, but not iCloud PhotosiCloud+ custom email domains now available in betaCalifornia man admits to stealing nude photos from iCloud Intego Mac Premium Bundle X9 is the ultimate protection and utility suite for your Mac. Download a free trial now at intego.com, and use this...

Duration:00:30:51

Episode 201: Apple's New Child Protection Features

8/19/2021
Apple has announced Expanded Protections for Children, designed to help limit the spread of child sexual abuse material. However, these features scan photos on iPhones and iPads, and many privacy advocates are concerned by their potential for misuse. Show Notes: Apple Announces Expanded Protections for ChildrenExpanded Protections for Children: Frequently Asked Questions Intego Mac Premium Bundle X9 is the ultimate protection and utility suite for your Mac. Download a free trial now at...

Duration:00:28:36

Episode 200: Tales from the Hackin’ Shack with Patrick Wardle

8/12/2021
For the 200th episode of the Intego Mac Podcast, we welcome independent security researcher Patrick Wardle, who shares tales of finding bugs and vulnerabilities on the iPhone and Mac. Show Notes: Objective-SeeObjective by the Sea Intego Mac Premium Bundle X9 is the ultimate protection and utility suite for your Mac. Download a free trial now at intego.com, and use this link for a special discount when you're ready to buy.

Duration:00:32:51

Episode 199: Understanding iCloud Private Relay

8/5/2021
The Apple watch has been updated to cover a recent security vulnerability that has been patched on other Apple operating systems. Zoom pays users for lying, Apple brings back the Store tab on its website, and we look at how the forthcoming iCloud Private Relay works. Show Notes: Zoom to pay $85M for lying about encryption and sending data to Facebook and GoogleApple reverts back to having a Store tab (it’s about time)With help from Google, impersonated Brave.com website pushes...

Duration:00:30:05

Buying and Selling Computer Vulnerabilities

7/29/2021
A new Apple update is released for a zero-day vulnerability exploited in the wild, we discuss how vulnerability brokers buy and sell computer bugs, and we look at three free secure email services. Show Notes: Speculation that yesterday’s iOS security fix was for NSO exploitTwitter Account Security reportThree Free Secure Email Hosts That Protect Your Data Intego Mac Premium Bundle X9 is the ultimate protection and utility suite for your Mac. Download a free trial now at intego.com, and use...

Duration:00:29:26

Episode 197: Prepare for the End of 3G Networks

7/22/2021
Apple has released security updates for all its operating systems. We discuss the new disclosures about Pegasus spyware, and Apple's response. And we look at what will happen when mobile phone carriers shut down their 3G networks; you may have 3G devices that you don't think about. And Josh has a new laptop; finally. (When we recorded the podcast, only some had been released, but shortly after the recording, Apple released the remaining updates.) Show Notes: Apple releases iOS 14.7, watchOS...

Duration:00:29:24

Episode 196: Screenshots and Shortcuts

7/15/2021
Apple is fixing a bug that could disable network access on devices connecting to wi-fi networks containing weird characters, and Ring rolls out end-to-end encryption for doorbells. We take a close look at how to shoot screenshots on the Mac, and we discuss the new Shortcuts coming to macOS Monterey Show Notes: Latest iOS 14.7 Beta Patches Bug That Disables iPhone's Ability to Connect to Wi-FiRing Launches Video End-to-End EncryptionRing: End-to-End EncryptionMagSafe power adaptorsThe...

Duration:00:31:37

Episode 195: The Danger of Internet-Connected Devices

7/8/2021
We take another look at Windows 11 system requirements, we discuss another strange wi-fi network name that can break iPhones, and we look closely at the issue of Western Digital network storage devices that have had data deleted by hackers. Show Notes: Update on Windows 11 minimum system requirementsThis serious Wi-Fi bug can break your iPhone, but here's how to protect yourselfThinking about selling your Echo Dot—or any IoT device? Read this firstGot a WD My Book Live device? Your data is...

Duration:00:31:31

Episode 194: iCloud Calendar Spam, In-App Purchases, and Windows 11

7/1/2021
Owners of WD MyCloud Drives have found all their data remotely wiped by hackers. iCloud Calendar spam is problem again, and we explain why, and how to fix it. We also discuss managing in-app purchases and app subscriptions, and we even discuss the forthcoming Windows 11. Show Notes: Microsoft Unveils Windows 11Windows 11 enables security by design from the chip to the cloudGoogle is working on an HTTPS-Only Mode for ChromeGoogle to require 2FA and a physical address from Android app...

Duration:00:28:19

Episode 193: Secure Password Recipes

6/24/2021
One way of creating secure passwords is to use a number of memorable words; how secure are this type of password? We also look at a network bug that can disable wi-fi on iPhones, the new Brave privacy-protecting search engine, and an EU investigation of Google's FLoC technology. Show Notes: iPhone bug breaks WiFi when you join hotspot with unusual nameBuilding a Trusted Ecosystem for Millions of AppsBrave Search Now Available in Beta as Privacy-Protecting Search Engine Alternative to...

Duration:00:30:23

Episode 192: New Features Coming in macOS Monterey, iOS 15, and iPadOS 15

6/17/2021
Apple issued a security update for iOS 12, and we wonder why. Google backtracks on a Chrome address bar change. New stats show an increasing in phishing sites. And we discuss the new features in Apple's next operating systems, due out in the fall. Show Notes: Apple releases iOS 12.5.4 for old models of iPhone, iPad, and iPod touchGoogle abandons experiment to show simplified domain URLs in ChromePhishing sites reached all-time high in January 2021Apple Announces New Features in iOS 15,...

Duration:00:31:08

Episode 191: New Privacy Features in iOS 15 and macOS Monterey

6/10/2021
Apple introduced its new operating systems this week, and there are plenty of privacy features to help users better control their data. We discuss these new features, and especially a number of important features that Apple didn't discuss at the keynote. Show Notes: Every New Privacy Feature in iOS 15 and macOS Monterey Intego Mac Premium Bundle X9 is the ultimate protection and utility suite for your Mac. Download a free trial now at intego.com, and use this link for a special discount when...

Duration:00:31:12

Episode 190: Amazon Sidewalk and the Forever Mac

6/3/2021
Facebook and Intel try to diss Apple, but score own goals. Amazon Sidewalk launches, and we tell you what it means, and how to opt out. And we discuss whether Apple's new processors, and extensions to AppleCare, suggest that we may have forever Macs. Show Notes: Facebook-Sponsored Research Paper Lambasts Apple's iOS 14.5 PrivacyIntel versus Apple: Chipmaker's latest attack scores own goal“I have now identified *multiple* apps from *multiple* developer accounts with this type of ratings...

Duration:00:31:10