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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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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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English


Episodes

This Is a Brain Hack

3/22/2019
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We take a deep dive into spam: how it works, and how you can manage it. We also discuss another Facebook blunder, some thoughts on preventing facial recognition software from spotting you, and a new scam allegedly from the CIA. Facebook Stored Hundreds of Millions of User Passwords in Plain Text for Years (https://krebsonsecurity.com/2019/03/facebook-stored-hundreds-of-millions-of-user-passwords-in-plain-text-for-years/) Facebook's response: Keeping Passwords Secure...

Duration:00:33:35

Spoiler Alert

3/15/2019
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Josh tells us about the RSA security conference, and there are some new vulnerabilities that affect processors; one even has its own website. We also bring you some news about Facebook using phone numbers when they said they wouldn't, and Firefox's new secure file-transfer service. RSA Conference (https://www.rsaconference.com) Josh's article, RSA Conference 2019 Highlights: A Mac Perspective (https://www.intego.com/mac-security-blog/rsa-conference-2019-highlights-a-mac-perspective/) "I Am...

Duration:00:33:13

Maintain Your Privacy When Browsing the Web

3/8/2019
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All modern web browsers provide the capability to use "private browsing," a way of maintaining your privacy when using the web. We discuss how to use this feature, as well as some browser extensions that will also mask some of your personal information. HTTPS Everywhere (https://www.eff.org/https-everywhere) uBlock Origin: for Chrome (https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/ublock-origin/), Safari (https://safari-extensions.apple.com/details/?id=com.el1t.uBlock-3NU33NW2M3), Firefox...

Duration:00:33:19

Marzipan and the iOSification of macOS

3/1/2019
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After some news about Facebook and user data (again), and a look at Apple's plan for securely managing health records, we look at Marzipan, Apple's framework for allowing iOS apps to easily run on macOS. What will the future look like? Will macOS become similar to iOS? And will we see touch-screen Macs in the future? Some iOS Apps Sending an Alarming Amount of Data to Facebook and Most Users Are Unaware (https://www.macrumors.com/2019/02/22/ios-apps-sending-private-data-to-facebook/) Meitu...

Duration:00:28:47

How to Securely Dispose of Hard Drives

2/22/2019
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A Messages prank, Google getting caught with a hidden mic, and password managers have flaws. And we discuss destroying hard drives creatively. iOS Safari Flaw Allows Deceptive Web Page Previews in Messages (https://www.intego.com/mac-security-blog/ios-safari-flaw-allows-deceptive-web-page-previews-in-messages/) Google backtracks on Chrome modifications that would have crippled ad blockers...

Duration:00:31:43

How to Avoid Getting Hacked After Data Breaches

2/15/2019
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Data breaches are common, and when this happens, and your data is included, you need to know what to do to protect yourself. We take a deep dive into data breaches and the things you can do to keep yourself safe. The biggest ever data dump just hit a colossal 2.2 billion accounts (https://www.wired.co.uk/article/collection-data-breach-dump-leak) HaveIBeenPwned (https://haveibeenpwned.com) HaveIBeenPwned password check (https://haveibeenpwned.com/Passwords) 1Password Watchtower...

Duration:00:31:22

Why Doesn't Apple Have a Mac Bug Bounty Program?

2/8/2019
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We discuss a new macOS Keychain vulnerability, which raises the question of why Apple still doesn't have a Mac bug bounty program. We also discuss shortcomings of two-factor authentication, the removal of the Do Not Track feature from Safari, whether or not Google Chrome's lookalike URL warnings are actually a good thing, and more (including why Apple still hadn't fixed the Group FaceTime spying bug; they finally did after we recorded the episode). Apple Patches Group FaceTime, Shortcuts...

Duration:00:32:23

FaceTime, Facebook, Google, Shortcuts, Steganography, and More

2/1/2019
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Apple had a mean FaceTime bug; then they slapped down Facebook, and Google, for some underhanded app distribution. There are security risks using iOS Shortcuts, and there's new malware using steganography. VeryMal Mac Attack Hides Data Within a Picture (https://www.intego.com/mac-security-blog/verymal-mac-attack-hides-data-within-a-picture/) Steganography (Wikipedia) (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steganography) Are iOS Shortcuts Safe? Reports of Risks Surface...

Duration:00:28:24

The Biggest Data Breach Ever; Is Your Data Included?

1/25/2019
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Google is blocking ad blockers, but not their own ads. Apple has released a slew of updates. And the biggest data breach ever has been discovered, with 2.7 billion records. Is your data included? Wow, fancy that. Web ad giant Google to block ad-blockers in Chrome. For safety, apparently (https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/01/22/google_chrome_browser_ad_content_block_change/) uBlock Origin (https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/ublock-origin/cjpalhdlnbpafiamejdnhcphjbkeiagm?hl=en)...

Duration:00:37:05

Routers, Tweets, Bugs, and More

1/18/2019
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This week we focus on a wide range of security news. From router vulnerabilities to tweets storing precise location data; from $2 million bug bounties to Face ID issues; and lots more. Cyber researcher pulls public talk on hacking Apple's Face ID (https://www.reuters.com/article/us-apple-cyber-conference/cyber-researcher-pulls-public-talk-on-hacking-apples-face-id-idUSKCN1OX1TA) Face ID Fooled By Hackers… and a 10-Year-Old Boy?...

Duration:00:30:36

It's the Ecosystem, Stupid

1/11/2019
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We discuss Apple's trolling of other companies at the Consumer Electronics Show this week, a delivery tracking app that sends and receives data in a strange way, and we then look at how Apple's ecosystem may be "under-appreciated," according to Tim Cook. Ahead of CES, Apple touts ‘what happens on your iPhone, stays on your iPhone’ with privacy billboard in Las Vegas (https://9to5mac.com/2019/01/05/apple-privacy-billboard-vegas-ces/) Package tracking app turns users’ devices into a bot farm,...

Duration:00:28:25

New Year's Resolutions to Secure Your Mac and iOS Devices

1/4/2019
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As the new year rolls in, we look at some New Year's resolutions to secure your Mac and iOS devices. These are simple tips that you can apply immediately to make your devices more secure. Episode #6: Passwords Are Hard (http://podcast.intego.com/6) New Year’s Resolutions to Check that Your Mac and iOS Devices Are Secure (https://www.intego.com/mac-security-blog/new-years-resolutions-to-check-that-your-mac-and-ios-devices-are-secure/) Get 50% off Mac Premium Bundle X9, fully compatible with...

Duration:00:29:01

The Year in Mac and iOS Security

12/28/2018
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We look at the biggest stories of 2018, and we discuss the impressive rise in the amount of malware that targets the Mac. Mac malware: - The Year of the RAT (https://www.intego.com/mac-security-blog/osxcoldroot-and-the-rat-invasion/) - MaMi (https://www.intego.com/mac-security-blog/ay-mami-new-dns-hijacking-mac-malware-discovered/) - Shlayer (https://www.intego.com/mac-security-blog/osxshlayer-new-mac-malware-comes-out-of-its-shell/) - CreativeUpdater...

Duration:00:30:18

How Mobile Apps Track Your Location

12/21/2018
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New iPad Pros bend, but Apple says it's okay. Android's Face Unlock is much less secure than Apple's Face ID, and can be fooled with a 3D-printed head. And we look at a bank's password blunder. Then we look at how mobile apps track your location, and sell that data. Apple confirms some iPad Pros ship slightly bent, but says it’s normal (https://www.theverge.com/2018/12/19/18148957/apple-ipad-bend-pro-2018-shipping-manufacturing-confirmed) We Broke Into A Bunch Of Android Phones With A...

Duration:00:31:43

How to Set Up a New Mac

12/14/2018
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There's a lot of security news this week, and we look at how facial recognition has been used at concerts, and at doorbells, a security vulnerability in software for headsets, and the most popular passwords of the year. Then we discuss the best way to set up a new Mac. Expediting changes to Google+ (https://www.blog.google/technology/safety-security/expediting-changes-google-plus/) Taylor Swift used facial recognition software to detect stalkers at LA concert...

Duration:00:30:32

How to Choose the Mac You Need

12/7/2018
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We discuss how to choose a new Mac among the broad line-up of Apple's products. We also look at some recent security issues, including a clever Touch ID scam, some new Mac Spyware, and more. And, Tom Cruise is in the news. Scammy iOS apps used Touch ID to push users toward $99 payouts (https://www.theverge.com/2018/12/3/18123644/ios-app-scam-fitness-tracking-touch-id-trick-payments) iTunes Doesn't Encrypt Downloads — on Purpose (https://www.wired.com/story/itunes-downloads-https-encryption/)...

Duration:00:31:25

Is Apple Changing from a Hardware Company to a Service Company?

11/30/2018
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This week's news include info about an Instagram data breach, an Amazon data breach, a new class-action lawsuit against Apple, and an expensive way to get access to your iPhone if you get locked out. Then we discuss whether Apple is morphing from a hardware company to a service company. Kirk's Hackintosh project (http://www.macworld.com/article/3196994/macs/how-to-build-a-hackintosh.html) and his Hackintosh parts list (https://www.kirkville.com/my-hackintosh-mini-parts-list/) Kirk wrote...

Duration:00:32:58

New Security Features in iOS 12 and macOS Mojave

11/23/2018
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We take a close look at the great new security features in iOS 12 and macOS Mojave. We also answer a few reader questions, about the Activity Monitor app, about when to upgrade hardware, and whether "free" media sites are safe. How to use Activity Monitor on your Mac (Apple) (https://support.apple.com/en-gb/HT201464) New Security and Privacy Features in iOS 12 (https://www.intego.com/mac-security-blog/new-security-and-privacy-features-in-ios-12/) New Security Features in macOS Mojave...

Duration:00:30:02

The Advantages of Using a VPN, with CyberGhost

11/16/2018
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We've often stressed how important it is to use a VPN. Today we welcome Andra Zaharia from Intego's partner company CyberGhost to discuss why we all need a VPN at times. CyberGhost (https://www.cyberghostvpn.com/) Episode 15: What's a VPN, and Why Should You Use One? (https://podcast.intego.com/15) Get 50% off Mac Premium Bundle X9, fully compatible with macOS High Sierra, with the code PREMIUM50. Download Intego Mac Premium Bundle X9 now at intego.com...

Duration:00:31:05

How to Shop Securely (and Save Money) on Black Friday

11/9/2018
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After some brief security news about the Mac, we discuss how you can be sure to shop securely on Black Friday; and we give you some tips to save money too! WebKit (Wikipedia) (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WebKit) Apple security doc touts T2 chip benefits, including hardware prevention of microphone eavesdropping (https://9to5mac.com/2018/10/30/t2-security-chip-benefits/) 6 Cyber Security Tips for Holiday Shopping Online...

Duration:00:30:07