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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 182: Facebook, Google, and Stolen iPhones

4/8/2021
Facebook leaks 500 million user records, Google is testing a new replacement for cookies to track users, and we explain how to check if that used iPhone you want to buy is stolen. Show Notes: Apple security updatesGarageBand music lessons actually begin in 2009Apple Discontinuing iTunes U at the End of 2021 Facebook breach: over 500 million records leaked, including phone numbersFacebook says a breach that hit 533m is old news. Experts disagree';--have i been pwned?Google Is Testing Its...

Duration:00:30:51

No April Fool's Jokes Here, and Other News

4/1/2021
We talk about new malware targeting iOS developers, fleeceware in the App Store, 5G vulnerabilities that can leak your location, and discuss private browsing windows, with a Safari tip that is useful for anyone who uses this feature. And we have no April Fool's jokes. Show Notes: Google Gets the Message, Launches Gmail1.1.1.1Apple WWDC21Apple releases emergency update for iPhones, iPads, and Apple Watch1PasswordBear1BlockerHow to manage iTunes Store and App Store SubscriptionsHe believed...

Duration:00:29:46

10 Mac security and privacy features to set up right away

3/25/2021
We discuss our checklist of the 10 security and privacy features that you should set up right away on your new Mac. Show Notes: 10 Mac security and privacy features to set up right away 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:00:27:22

Google, iOS Security Updates, and the End of the Original HomePod

3/18/2021
Google is sued for its incognito browsing mode. iOS security updates may be delivered more frequently. We look at how easy it is to take over someone's SMS messages. And we discuss the demise of the original HomePod. Show Notes: Scammers Targeting COVID Relief Checks, Tax RefundsGoogle Must Face Suit Over Snooping on ‘Incognito’ BrowsingA Hacker Got All My Texts for $16It’s time to stop using SMS for anythingFintech Giant Fiserv Used Unclaimed Domainexample.comApple app privacy label pageiOS...

Duration:00:29:42

Everything You Need to Know About Batteries

3/11/2021
The iMac Pro is at the end of its life, and we discuss future iMacs. We look at a change in terminology Apple will be introducing in podcasting. And we look at everything you need to know about the batteries in your Apple devices. Show Notes: "Follow our podcast": Apple Podcasts to stop using "subscribe"iMac ProiCloud user locked out for six months over coding bug related to her last name, “True”xkcd: Exploits of a MomGlitch in iTunes Deletes DrivesApple Releases iOS and iPadOS 14.4.1 With...

Duration:00:35:18

All About Cookies

3/4/2021
Could Apple's Rosetta emulation environment not be available in every country? We examine claims that it will be deleted in certain regions. Chrome changes the way it works to try HTTPS by default. And we discuss cookies: how Google will stop using them to track users, and how you can manage and delete them on your Mac or iOS device. Show Notes: Rosetta May Be Removed From M1 Macs in Some Regions on macOS 11.3Chrome will soon try HTTPS first when you type an incomplete URLLet's...

Duration:00:30:04

Silver Sparrow Malware Targets Apple’s New M1 Macs

2/25/2021
Silver Sparrow malware has been found targeting Macs, including Apple's new M1 models, but we don't know what the malware is trying to do. Apple has started going after App Store subscription scams, patches an iCloud website vulnerability, will make "zero-click" attacks harder to carry out in iOS. And, yes, we have some good news for Android users. Show Notes: Galaxy products launched since 2019, including the Z, S, Note, A, M, XCover and Tab series, will now receive at least four years of...

Duration:00:31:17

A New Amazon Phishing Scam, Malvertizing, and Apple Activation Lock Removal

2/18/2021
A new Amazon phishing scam doesn't include links to click, but rather a telephone number to call: beware! Malvertizing takes advantage of a zero-day WebKit vulnerability to display deceptive ads, and serve malware. And Apple has set up a website for people to request the removal of activation lock on devices they own. Show Notes: Fraudulent Website Warning gets privacy boost in iOS 14.5Hash function (Wikipedia)Apple fixes bug that let users begin macOS Big Sur installation without enough...

Duration:00:32:05

Software Updates, Scam iPhone Apps, and Using Safari Browser Extensions

2/11/2021
There were a number of important security updates to key software this week: macOS, Chrome, Edge, and even Plex. We discuss how upgrading a Mac to Big Sur without enough space can cause data loss, we look at scam apps on the iOS app store, and we talk about using Safari browser extensions on the Mac Show Notes: macOS 11.2.1 updateLatest Chrome 88 Update Includes Important Fix for Zero-Day VulnerabilityPlex Media servers are being abused for DDoS attacksBig Sur Upgrade not Enough Free Space =...

Duration:00:35:07

Face ID with Masks, a sudo vulnerability, and Apple's Privacy Labels

2/4/2021
Apple is testing a new feature allowing users with Face ID iPhones to unlock them with their Apple Watch, if they're wearing masks. There's a vulnerability with the sudo command in various Unix distributions, including macOS. And we discuss how Apple's privacy labels have been abused already by developers. Show Notes: iOS 14.5 adds support for unlocking your iPhone with Apple Watch while wearing a face maskAbout the security content of macOS Big Sur 11.2, Security Update 2021-001 Catalina,...

Duration:00:31:23

Apple Updates, Web Browsers, and Ergonomics

1/28/2021
Apple updated most of its operating system, and these updates are important because they patch vulnerabilities that are exploited in the wild. We talk about some web browsers and Flash, and we discuss ergonomics and how you can make your workstation healthier. Show Notes: iOS 14.4 Patches Vulnerabilities That May Have Been Actively ExploitedRace ConditionApple Seeds Second Release Candidate Version of macOS Big Sur 11.2 to DevelopersThe blink tagFirefox 85 removes Flash and adds protection...

Duration:00:34:42

DNS, Lost Bitcoin, and the new Big Sur Control Center

1/21/2021
DNS is in the news, following a warning from the NSA and new malware. We discuss how common it is for law enforcement to crack smartphones, and how this should prompt you to choose a more secure passcode for your device. We look another bitcoin owner who's lost millions. And we discuss the new Control Center in macOS Big Sur. Show Notes: Brave becomes first browser to add native support for the IPFS protocolInterPlanetary File SystemThe NSA warns enterprises to beware of third-party DNS...

Duration:00:32:33

How iTunes Changed Apple

1/14/2021
iTunes is 20 years old. Even if, on the Mac, that name has been eclipsed, the iTunes brand still exists, and iTunes is one of the reasons that Apple is such a strong services company. We also look at some new AppleScript malware, how some millionaires are losing Bitcoin because they forgot their passwords, and discuss "brushing," a new semi-scam where people received Amazon deliveries they never ordered. Show Notes: macOS malware used run-only AppleScripts to avoid detection for five...

Duration:00:33:11

New Year’s Resolution: Cull Your Notifications

1/7/2021
There's new malware attacking cryptocurrency apps, WhatsApp warns users about data it is sharing with Facebook, and Apple loses a copyright fight with a company that virtualizes iOS so security researchers can look for vulnerabilities. We also look at how you can manage and secure notifications on your devices, so you don't get too distracted, and also so personal information isn't visible when your devices are locks. Show Notes: Operation ElectroRAT: Attacker Creates Fake Companies to Drain...

Duration:00:32:03

A Brief History of Adobe Flash Player: From Multimedia to Malware

12/31/2020
On December 31, 2020, Adobe Flash Player is officially dead. This browser plugin, which provided multimedia content for the early internet, has been plagued by security issues, and became the most exploited vector for malware on the Mac. We look back on 25 years of Flash. Show Notes: The History of Adobe Flash Player: From Multimedia to MalwareArticles about Flash on the Intego Mac Security Blog Intego Mac Premium Bundle X9 is the ultimate protection and utility suite for your Mac. Download...

Duration:00:31:13

Looking Back on the Year in Apple Security

12/24/2020
As the year ends, we look back on the security issues that arose in 2020, including malware that bypassed Apple's checks, Flash Player malware, and malware that specifically targeted Mac developers. Show Notes: Apple security in 2019: year in reviewApple Security 2020: The Year in Review 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:00:32:31

Understanding Apple’s App Privacy Information

12/17/2020
Apple has introduced new app privacy information on its app stores, explaining how developers collect data. We also look at this week's Apple updates, including one for iOS 12, and even iCloud for Windows. And we discuss how Google is manipulating links in emails, ostensibly to protect users. Show Notes: Apple releases iOS 12.5 for older iPhones with support for COVID-19 exposure notificationsGmail Click-time Link ProtectionsPayPal introduces new fee for dormant accountsApp privacy details...

Duration:00:35:07

What Do You Want for Christmas?

12/10/2020
Apple announces new over-the-ear headphones, AirPods Max, and we discuss whether these meet the needs of our hosts. Apple doubles down on anti-tracking rules, and WhatsApps complains about Apple's coming "nutrition labels" about data collection in apps. And Apple and Cloudflare have come up with a new way of sending DNS requests that protects privacy. Show Notes: Apple AirPods MaxApple Could Ban Apps That Don't Follow iOS 14 Anti-Tracking Rules, Says Software Chief Craig FederighiU.S. and...

Duration:00:35:15

A Week with the New MacBook Air

12/3/2020
We discuss how new security features in macOS Big Sur can make it difficult to install certain apps. We talk about Amazon Sidewalk, a feature that will share your bandwidth from Amazon devices. We look at an astounding remote wi-fi exploit that could have let hackers access your iPhone. And Kirk discusses his first week with the new MacBook Air, which has surprised him. Show Notes: Black Friday; Securely Dispose of Your Old Mac; The HomePod mini – Intego Mac Podcast Episode 163Protecting...

Duration:00:36:50

Black Friday; Securely Dispose of Your Old Mac; The HomePod mini

11/26/2020
With Black Friday and Cyber Monday coming up, we give some tips on buying older devices that may be insecure. We discuss how to audit your subscriptions with Apple, so you don't pay for what you're no longer using. We look at how to securely dispose of a Mac when you're selling or giving it away. And we talk about the new HomePod mini: is it the right smart speaker for you? Show Notes: Caution! These Black Friday “deals” may be bad for your securityIdentify your iPad modelHow to manage...

Duration:00:33:52