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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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Josh and Kirk discuss 5G: what it is, how it works, and how fast it is. Is it worth getting a new iPhone 12 for 5G? Also, we look at another case of Apple notarizing malware, and a new RAT that started out on Windows and is now threatening the Mac. Show Notes: Apple notarizes new Mac malware… again Apple notarizes dozens of Mac malware samples (August, 2020) GravityRAT moves from Windows to target Mac and Android GravityRAT: The spy returns IPStorm botnet expands from Windows to Android, Mac, and Linux Apple Event to Unveil First Apple Silicon Macs Could Happen on November 17 What Is 5G, How Does It Work, and How Fast Is It? Apple event 5G supercut Everything You Need to Know About 5G (IEEE) The iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro (Daring Fireball) Intego Mac Premium Bundle X9 is the ultimate protection and utility suite for your Mac. Download a free trial now at intego.com. First-time buyers can save 40% by using coupon code PODCAST20 at checkout. Intego Antivirus for Windows keeps your Boot Camp, VM, or PC protected from the latest malware threats. Download a free trial now, and use this link for a special discount when you're ready to buy.
Josh and Kirk talk about Apple's announcement of the iPhone 12, and whether they plan to upgrade. They explain the point of the HomePod mini, and discuss what Siri can do with this new home device from Apple. We also look at the new MagSafe charging system on the iPhone 12. Show Notes: Apple Announces iPhone 12 and HomePod mini Apple HomePod Review: Superior Sound, but Limited by Siri Apple HomePod compared to Sonos One Everything you can do with the Apple HomePod About HomePod theater mode Intego Mac Premium Bundle X9 is the ultimate protection and utility suite for your Mac. Download a free trial now at intego.com. First-time buyers can save 40% by using coupon code PODCAST20 at checkout. Intego Antivirus for Windows keeps your Boot Camp, VM, or PC protected from the latest malware threats. Download a free trial now, and use this link for a special discount when you're ready to buy.
Josh and Kirk celebrate three years of the Intego Mac Podcast, and we discuss what Apple is likely to announce next week. We also look at a useful tip to keep thieves from using a stolen iPhone, a problematic macOS update that Apple had to pull, and serious, unmatchable issues with the T2 security chip in recent Macs. And yet another reminder that Flash is dead. Show Notes: “Protect your iPhone from being stolen!” (TikTok video) Apple Pulls Problematic Safari 14 and Security Updates for macOS Mojave T2 security chip on Macs can be hacked to plant malware UK NCSC: Don't disable updates so you can continue using Adobe Flash past its EOL Apple Announces Digital-Only Event to Be Held on October 13: iPhone 12 Expected Intego Mac Premium Bundle X9 is the ultimate protection and utility suite for your Mac. Download a free trial now at intego.com. First-time buyers can save 40% by using coupon code PODCAST20 at checkout. Intego Antivirus for Windows keeps your Boot Camp, VM, or PC protected from the latest malware threats. Download a free trial now, and use this link for a special discount when you're ready to buy.
Who Is Tracking You?

Who Is Tracking You?

2020-10-0130:06

Apple's Safari web browser has a new feature that prevents trackers from profiling you; we discuss how this works to protect you on the Mac and on iOS. We also talk about the new Series 6 Apple watch, and the solo loop band. And we take a detour to look at how a security researcher put ransomware on a coffee machine. Show Notes: Review: Apple Watch Series 6 & Solo Loop Band When coffee makers are demanding a ransom, you know IoT is screwed Understanding Safari’s New Privacy Report Intego Mac Premium Bundle X9 is the ultimate protection and utility suite for your Mac. Download a free trial now at intego.com. First-time buyers can save 40% by using coupon code PODCAST20 at checkout. Intego Antivirus for Windows keeps your Boot Camp, VM, or PC protected from the latest malware threats. Download a free trial now, and use this link for a special discount when you're ready to buy.
The popular fitness tracking app Strava can assist stalkers; Facebook is irked about European regulators; a new Bluetooth vulnerability takes a new tack on attacks; and we look at some disturbing drive-by downloads that are coming from rogue Google ads. Show Notes: Strava and stalkers Facebook Says it Will Stop Operating in Europe If Regulators Don’t Back Down Shortly after we recorded, Facebook said they have "no desire" to pull out of Europe Facebook user statistics by country BLESA Bluetooth vulnerability Firefox Send has been discontinued How to Send Files Securely Websites asking you to allow downloads? Here’s the solution… Save Safari settings for websites you visit often Intego Mac Premium Bundle X9 is the ultimate protection and utility suite for your Mac. Download a free trial now at intego.com. First-time buyers can save 40% by using coupon code PODCAST20 at checkout. Intego Antivirus for Windows keeps your Boot Camp, VM, or PC protected from the latest malware threats. Download a free trial now, and use this link for a special discount when you're ready to buy.
Apple announced new Apple Watch models, updated iPads, a new fitness subscription service, and a subscription bundle, Apple One. While iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 were released this week, there's still no news on macOS. Josh and Kirk look at all the new stuff, and try to figure out what's best for most users. Show Notes: Apple Introduces New Apple Watch, iPad Air, and AppleOne Services Bundle Which iPad Is Best for You? Everything you can do with the Apple Pencil and Logitech Crayon on Your iPad Apple releases iOS 14, watchOS 7 and more with security updates Change Activity Goals on the Apple Watch in watchOS 7 Intego Mac Premium Bundle X9 is the ultimate protection and utility suite for your Mac. Download a free trial now at intego.com. First-time buyers can save 40% by using coupon code PODCAST20 at checkout. Intego Antivirus for Windows keeps your Boot Camp, VM, or PC protected from the latest malware threats. Download a free trial now, and use this link for a special discount when you're ready to buy.
With Apple holding a new product event next week, we discuss recent speculation that Apple might be building a search engine. The discuss the implications of this, especially if Apple's own search engine replaced Google as the default search engine on macOS and iOS. Show Notes: Could an Apple VPN or search engine be launching soon? How to switch search engines on macOS and iOS (and why you should) About Applebot Intego Mac Premium Bundle X9 is the ultimate protection and utility suite for your Mac. Download a free trial now at intego.com. First-time buyers can save 40% by using coupon code PODCAST20 at checkout. Intego Antivirus for Windows keeps your Boot Camp, VM, or PC protected from the latest malware threats. Download a free trial now, and use this link for a special discount when you're ready to buy.
iOS 13.7 is out, with support for COVID-19 exposure notifications. Apple's clever new privacy ad highlights the way people give up personal data. Criminals are using Ring doorbells to know when the cops are coming. And Apple approved, through their "notarization" system, dozens of malicious apps. Show Notes: iOS 13.7 Now Available With Support for Exposure Notifications Express Apple Shares Humorous Privacy-Focused iPhone Ad Where People Overshare Personal Info With Strangers Web browsing histories are private personal data - now what Doorbell Cameras Like Ring Give Early Warning Of Police Searches, FBI Warned The Confused Mailman: Sending SPF and DMARC passing mail as any Gmail or G Suite customer Stealing Local Files Using Safari Web Share API Apple notarizes dozens of Mac malware samples Notarizing macOS Software Before Distribution OSX/Shlayer: New Mac malware comes out of its shell Intego Mac Premium Bundle X9 is the ultimate protection and utility suite for your Mac. Download a free trial now at intego.com. First-time buyers can save 40% by using coupon code PODCAST20 at checkout. Intego Antivirus for Windows keeps your Boot Camp, VM, or PC protected from the latest malware threats. Download a free trial now, and use this link for a special discount when you're ready to buy.
A Lightroom update has wiped user photos, and there's no way to get them back; malicious Chinese code in 1,200 iOS apps is collecting data and simulating clicks to make money; and a chilling story shows why a six-digit passcode isn't enough to protect your data on an iOS device. Show Notes: Lightroom App Update Wipes Users’ Photos and Presets, Adobe Says they are ‘Not Recoverable’ Malicious Chinese SDK In 1,200 iOS Apps With Billions Of Installs Causing ‘Major Privacy Concerns To Hundreds Of Millions Of Consumers’ “Meitu” Mobile App Has Privacy Risks Can Thieves Crack 6-Digit iPhone Passcodes? If Hackers Crack a Six-Digit iPhone Passcode, They Can Get All Your Passwords Twitter thread describing the passcode hack and its consequences How to ensure your Mac and iOS devices are secure How to Steal an iPhone’s Passcode (from up to 150 feet away!) Intego Mac Premium Bundle X9 is the ultimate protection and utility suite for your Mac. Download a free trial now at intego.com. First-time buyers can save 40% by using coupon code PODCAST20 at checkout. Intego Antivirus for Windows keeps your Boot Camp, VM, or PC protected from the latest malware threats. Download a free trial now, and use this link for a special discount when you're ready to buy.
Back That Mac Up

Back That Mac Up

2020-08-2129:55

New Mac malware targets the Xcode development environment, and Apple has know about it for more than a month, but didn't share the information with security specialists. Epic vs. Apple: who will win the Fortnite battle royale? And we discuss backing up your Mac using Time Machine, Intego Personal Backup, and using a NAS for backups and other file storage. Show Notes: What if Apple was forced to allow app sales outside of the iOS store? Epic used its playbook for Fortnite events against Apple and Google How Fortnite’s epic battle with Apple could reshape the antitrust fight How to Back Up Your Mac’s Data with Time Machine How to back up your Mac to a NAS Intego Personal Backup Compared with Apple’s Time Machine Intego Mac Premium Bundle X9 is the ultimate protection and utility suite for your Mac. Download a free trial now at intego.com. First-time buyers can save 40% by using coupon code PODCAST20 at checkout. Intego Antivirus for Windows keeps your Boot Camp, VM, or PC protected from the latest malware threats. Download a free trial now, and use this link for a special discount when you're ready to buy.
Apple is planning on offering a bundle of services called Apple One, and we discuss how useful it might be. We mention new iOS and macOS updates, talk about the Have I Been Pwned website going open source, look into an Amazon Alexa abomination, and explain why Tor isn't as safe as you might have thought. We then take a look at the many ways you can send files securely to someone; and explain how sending files by email can be secure. Show Notes: Apple releases iOS 13.6.1 Apple releases macOS Catalina 10.15.6 Supplemental Update Accounting rules change could end iPod touch update fee Apple Readies ‘Apple One’ Subscription Bundles to Boost Services Have I Been Pwned is going open source (eventually) Malicious party hijacks 24% of Tor network Keeping the gate locked on your IoT devices: Vulnerabilities found on Amazon’s Alexa How to Send Files Securely Intego Mac Premium Bundle X9 is the ultimate protection and utility suite for your Mac. Download a free trial now at intego.com. First-time buyers can save 40% by using coupon code PODCAST20 at checkout. Intego Antivirus for Windows keeps your Boot Camp, VM, or PC protected from the latest malware threats. Download a free trial now, and use this link for a special discount when you're ready to buy.
Apple updated the 27" iMac this week, and it may be the last new desktop Mac running Intel processors, but should you buy this one or wait for Apple's own chips? Google accidentally enabled some of its speakers to listen in on sounds in people's homes, and we update recent stories about Garmin getting hit by ransomware, and the Great Twitter Hack of 2020. Show Notes: New 27" iMac Garmin reportedly paid the $10 million ransom to obtain the decryption key 3 young men age 17–22 charged with July 15 Twitter hack Accused Twitter hacker’s first court appearance Zoombombed by Bitcoin pranksters Google accidentally enables Home smart speakers to listen in to everyday house sounds A Day Without Business iOS 14 adds domain-bound codes to make SMS one-time passcodes more secure New ‘unpatchable’ exploit allegedly found on Apple’s Secure Enclave chip, here’s what it could mean Intego Mac Premium Bundle X9 is the ultimate protection and utility suite for your Mac. Download a free trial now at intego.com. First-time buyers can save 40% by using coupon code PODCAST20 at checkout. Intego Antivirus for Windows keeps your Boot Camp, VM, or PC protected from the latest malware threats. Download a free trial now, and use this link for a special discount when you're ready to buy.
We talk about an update on the Great Twitter Hack of 2020, discuss a ransomware attack on Garmin that shut down the company's services, and even its assembly lines, and warn listeners about some Netgear devices that have vulnerabilities and can't be updated. We then discuss the often ridiculous way hacking is portrayed in movies and TV. Show Notes: More than 1,000 people at Twitter had ability to aid hack of accounts Garmin services and production go down after ransomware attack Garmin staggers back online after ransomware attack If you own one of these 45 Netgear devices, replace it: Kit maker won't patch vulnerable gear despite live proof-of-concept code Surprise! Fujitsu Releases 64-Bit ScanSnap Manager for Older Scanners How computer security is depicted in movies Intego Mac Premium Bundle X9 is the ultimate protection and utility suite for your Mac. Download a free trial now at intego.com. First-time buyers can save 40% by using coupon code PODCAST20 at checkout. Intego Antivirus for Windows keeps your Boot Camp, VM, or PC protected from the latest malware threats. Download a free trial now, and use this link for a special discount when you're ready to buy.
We follow up on the great Twitter hack of 2020, we discuss how a Cloudflare outage brought down many major websites, and Kirk tells a story of a suspicious email from his local government. We then examine whether smart locks are really safe. Show Notes: Cloudflare had a (non-security) outage IsItDownRightNow? Hackers Tell the Story of the Twitter Attack From the Inside Twitter Hacking for Profit and the LoLs Zoom to Sell 27-Inch Dedicated Appliance for $600 Are smart locks really that smart? Intego Mac Premium Bundle X9 is the ultimate protection and utility suite for your Mac. Download a free trial now at intego.com. First-time buyers can save 40% by using coupon code PODCAST20 at checkout. Intego Antivirus for Windows keeps your Boot Camp, VM, or PC protected from the latest malware threats. Download a free trial now, and use this link for a special discount when you're ready to buy.
Apple issues another round of updates, hackers target organizations involved in coronavirus vaccine development, and there was a big Twitter hack where CEOs and politicians had their accounts compromised. Tweets were posted for a cryptocurrency scam, but were there other reasons for the hack? Show Notes: Apple releases macOS Catalina 10.15.6, iOS 13.6, and more UK and allies expose Russian attacks on coronavirus vaccine development Hackers Convinced Twitter Employee to Help Them Hijack Accounts Intego Mac Premium Bundle X9 is the ultimate protection and utility suite for your Mac. Download a free trial now at intego.com. First-time buyers can save 40% by using coupon code PODCAST20 at checkout. Intego Antivirus for Windows keeps your Boot Camp, VM, or PC protected from the latest malware threats. Download a free trial now, and use this link for a special discount when you're ready to buy.
While there is plenty of malware that affects the Mac, actual viruses are rare; but new malware has been found that does meet that description. We talk about how 1 in 142 passwords is "123456," and we have a special announcement about new Intego software. Show Notes: Announcing Intego Antivirus for Windows Download a FREE trial of Intego Antivirus for Windows Buy Intego Antivirus for Windows at a Special Discount Update on EvilQuest (ThiefQuest) EvilQuest file decryptor - free utility Reddit to Release Fix for iOS App to Remove Clipboard Copying Behavior LinkedIn Says iOS App Reading Clipboard With Every Keystroke is a Bug, Fix Coming Intel Announces Thunderbolt 4 for PC's and Macs this Fall Supporting Two 4K Displays or one 8K Display for Pros Apple promises to support Thunderbolt on its new ARM Macs One out of every 142 passwords is '123456' Intego Mac Premium Bundle X9 is the ultimate protection and utility suite for your Mac. Download a free trial now at intego.com. First-time buyers can save 40% by using coupon code PODCAST20 at checkout. Intego Antivirus for Windows keeps your Boot Camp, VM, or PC protected from the latest malware threats. Download a free trial now, and use this link for a special discount when you're ready to buy.
New malware targeting the Mac was discovered this week; it's a hybrid ransomware-wiper-spyware, but you don't need to worry if you don't download pirated software. We also discuss how a journalist's iPhone was hacked by him visiting a website, look at issues with the TikTok app on iOS, and look at how Google is now auto-deleting new user history after 18 months. Show Notes: Journalist’s phone hacked by new ‘invisible’ technique: All he had to do was visit one website. Any website. Safari 14 Doesn’t Block Google Analytics Google to Auto-Delete User History After 18 Months How to Manage Gmail and Google Security and Privacy Settings TikTok to stop reading user clipboards after being exposed by iOS 14 privacy feature Warning—Apple Suddenly Catches TikTok Secretly Spying On Millions Of iPhone Users Twitter thread showing the type of data collected by TikTok New Mac ransomware-spyware ThiefQuest in the wild Understanding Blockchain and Cryptocurrency OSX.EvilQuest Uncovered ThiefQuest ransomware is a file-stealing Mac wiper in disguise New Mac Ransomware Is Even More Sinister Than It Appears Intego Mac Premium Bundle X9 is the ultimate protection and utility suite for your Mac. Download a free trial now at intego.com. First-time buyers can save 40% by using coupon code PODCAST20 at checkout.
This week, Apple announced the new features for its coming operating system updates: macOS Big Sur, and iOS 14. They also announced a big change to Mac hardware. Josh and Kirk discuss the changes coming, and take a close look at security and privacy features in these operating systems. Show Notes: Apple’s New Plans for the iPhone, iPad, and Mac Unveiled at WWDC 2020 Universal App Quick Start Program (developers only) Apple's transition from PowerPC to Intel processors (Wikipedia) macOS 11 and iOS 14 – New security and privacy features Switch default apps on iPhone or iPad for better security and privacy Intego Mac Premium Bundle X9 is the ultimate protection and utility suite for your Mac. Download a free trial now at intego.com. First-time buyers can save 40% by using coupon code PODCAST20 at checkout.
Intego has discovered new malware that propagates through poisoned Google search results. Zoom does a couple more u-turns. An App Store controversy is causing people to question Apple's policies. And spies can eavesdrop by watching the variations in light bulbs. Show Notes: Serious Cryptography - A Practical Introduction to Modern Encryption by Jean-Philippe Aumasson Applied Cryptography: Protocols, Algorithms and Source Code in C by Bruce Schneier Cryptography: A Very Short Introduction, by Fred Piper and Sean Murphy ROT13 Zoom does 180 on encryption plans, will bring it to all users including free accounts in July Improving Our Policies as We Continue to Enable Global Collaboration Spies Can Eavesdrop by Watching a Light Bulb's Vibrations Basecamp’s New App, Hey, Flagged In App Store Limbo For Not Using In-app Purchase The Pros and Cons of Apple’s iOS App Store New Mac malware reveals Google searches can be unsafe VirusTotal Intego Mac Premium Bundle X9 is the ultimate protection and utility suite for your Mac. Download a free trial now at intego.com. First-time buyers can save 40% by using coupon code PODCAST20 at checkout.
Apple has been making its own chips for iOS devices for a while now, and it seems likely that the company will announce a move to the same ARM-based processors for Macs at the coming WorldWide Developer Conference. We discuss how Apple has changed processor architecture twice in the past, and cover some news about Dropbox, Zoom, the Brave web browser, and smart home devices. Show Notes: Smart appliances may not be worth money in long run, warns Which? Dropbox password manager uses zero-knowledge encryption SQRL Apple releases new open source ‘Password Manager Resources’ project for developers Daring Fireball: 'What It’s Like to Get Doxed for Taking a Bike Ride' Privacy browser Brave busted for autocompleting URLs to versions it profits from Zoom closed account of U.S.-based Chinese activist “to comply with local law” Apple Plans to Announce Move to Its Own Mac Chips at WWDC ARM architecture Meltdown and Spectre: What Apple users need to know New iMac With 'iPad Pro Design Language' and Thin Bezels Reportedly Coming at WWDC Intego Mac Premium Bundle X9 is the ultimate protection and utility suite for your Mac. Download a free trial now at intego.com. First-time buyers can save 40% by using coupon code PODCAST20 at checkout.
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