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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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As iOS 13 is out, Josh and Kirk discuss its new features and what you can look forward to. They also discuss how smart TVs spy on you and send data about everything you watch, as well as a new SIM card flaw and an iOS 13 lock screen bypass. One note: we mentioned that iOS 13.1 was due to be released on September 30. After we recorded the podcast, Apple announced that iOS 13.1 would be released early, on September 24.Show Notes: Should You Back Up Your iOS Device to iCloud or iTunes?Google Warns LastPass Users Were Exposed To ‘Last Password’ Credential LeakYou watch TV. Your TV watches back.New SIM card flaw lets hackers hijack any phone just by sending SMSNetCAT: new attack lets hackers remotely steal data from (specific) Intel (Xeon) CPUsiOS 13 lockscreen bypass What's New in iOS 13 and iPadOS 13Get 40% off Mac Premium Bundle X9, fully compatible with macOS Mojave, with the code PODCAST19. Download Intego Mac Premium Bundle X9 now at intego.com.
Josh and Kirk celebrate episode 100 of the Intego Mac Podcast with special guest Dave Hamilton and discuss Apple's new iPhone, Apple Watch, iPad, Apple Arcade, and Apple TV+. And we discuss changes to Apple's AppleCare extended warranty and insurance plan.Guest:Dave HamiltonMac ObserverMac Geek Gab PodcastShow Notes: Apple updates iPhone, Apple Watch, and iPad; gives info on Apple Arcade and Apple TV+AppleCare+ Plans Lasting Service Life of Product Arrive QuietlyHow to keep older Macs secure: a geeky approach (run Mojave on unsupported Macs)Apple TV+New 10.2" iPadApple Watch Series 5iPhone 11 macOS Catalina: Available in OctoberGet 40% off Mac Premium Bundle X9, fully compatible with macOS Mojave, with the code PODCAST19. Download Intego Mac Premium Bundle X9 now at intego.com.
Twitter and Deepfakes

Twitter and Deepfakes

2019-09-0600:39:39

Twitter's boss had his Twitter account hacked, and Twitter has disabled a feature from its earliest days, which let you tweet via SMS. Firefox's new update blocks trackers and crypto miners. And we take a look at audio and video deepfakes. Firefox 69 blocks third-party tracking cookies and cryptomining by defaultHackers Tweeted Racial Slurs From Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey’s AccountChloë Grace Moretz's Twitter Hacked, Apparently by Same Group That Took Over Jack Dorsey'sThe frighteningly simple technique that hijacked Jack Dorsey’s Twitter accountThe Twitter CEO's Twitter Was HackedHow to use Twitter via SMS Hundreds of Millions of Phone Numbers From Facebook Accounts Leaked OnlineWordPress plug-in exploits — Critical 'Backdoor Attack' Warning Issued For 60 Million WordPress UsersGoogle Uncovers How Just Visiting Some Sites Were Secretly Hacking iPhones For YearsScammer Successfully Deepfaked CEO's Voice To Fool Underling Into Transferring $243,000Another convincing deepfake app goes viral prompting immediate privacy backlashGet 40% off Mac Premium Bundle X9, fully compatible with macOS Mojave, with the code PODCAST19. Download Intego Mac Premium Bundle X9 now at intego.com.
Everyone Is Listening!

Everyone Is Listening!

2019-08-3000:33:19

There's a recurring theme in security and privacy news lately, and that is the fact that everyone is listening. If you use Alexa, OK Google, or Siri, the companies behind these services listen to some of your requests (and sometimes when you don't explicitly ask their devices anything). There's news this week about companies listening and watching, along with some Apple updates, clickjacking scripts on websites, and all the stuff that Facebook knows about you. And we answer a couple of listener questions.SWAPGS Spectre Side-Channel Vulnerability Is My Computer's CPU Secure? (Discussion of Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities) If You Lose Your iPhone, You Can’t Pay Your Apple Card Bill On The Web CPUSetter SnowHaze Apple Accidentally Unpatches Vulnerability, Leading to New iOS 12.4 Jailbreak Apple releases iOS 13.1 beta before iOS 13 is even outThe Many Possibilities of CVE-2019-8646Apple apologises for allowing workers to listen to Siri recordingsMicrosoft Contractors Listened to Xbox Owners in Their HomesDoorbell-camera firm Ring has partnered with 400 police forces, extending surveillance reachClickjacking scripts found on 613 popular sitesYou Can Finally See All Of The Info Facebook Collected About You From Other WebsitesGet 40% off Mac Premium Bundle X9, fully compatible with macOS Mojave, with the code PODCAST19. Download Intego Mac Premium Bundle X9 now at intego.com.
Do Macs need an antivirus?

Do Macs need an antivirus?

2019-08-2300:36:07

There's a question we get asked often: do Macs really need an antivirus? Many people think that Macs are immune to malware, or that security software companies even create malware to sell their products. We give a balanced answer to the question of whether you need to protect your Mac with an antivirus. Apple locked me out of its walled garden. It was a nightmare If You Lose Your iPhone, You Can’t Pay Your Apple Card Bill On The Web Josh’s 28-minute Objective by the Sea v2.0 talk “Fun with Mac Malware Attribution” Do Macs need antivirus software? Get 40% off Mac Premium Bundle X9, fully compatible with macOS Mojave, with the code PODCAST19. Download Intego Mac Premium Bundle X9 now at intego.com.
Hacker Conventions

Hacker Conventions

2019-08-1600:35:21

Summer is when hackers get together to present and discuss malware, vulnerabilities, and exploits. Two big hacker conventions - Black Hat and DEF CON - were held recently, and we discuss some of the Mac-related discoveries. We also look at some interesting news, including certain Macs being banned by the FCC, and answer a listener question about ransomware and files on a Mac. Facebook admits to reviewing Messenger app audio with ‘hundreds of contractors’ The FAA has banned recalled MacBook Pros from all flights — like any other bad battery How a 'Null' License Plate Landed One Hacker in Ticket Hell Four major dating apps expose precise locations of 10 million users The full version of Josh’s 28-minute Objective by the Sea v2.0 talk “Fun with Mac Malware Attribution” is now available to watch online HT201222 (Apple's security updates page) CUPS (Common UNIX Printing System) These Legit-Looking iPhone Lightning Cables Will Hijack Your Computer Apple expands its bug bounty, increases maximum payout to $1M Patrick Wardle's talk about “Harnessing Weapons of Mac Destruction” Hackers Can Turn Everyday Speakers Into Acoustic Cyberweapons McDonald's restaurant turns to opera to drive out loitering teenagers NCC Group Uncovers Dozens of Vulnerabilities in Six Leading Enterprise Printers Get 40% off Mac Premium Bundle X9, fully compatible with macOS Mojave, with the code PODCAST19. Download Intego Mac Premium Bundle X9 now at intego.com.
Last week, we discussed how Apple was listening to some of your Siri requests. The company changed its policy, and Amazon and Google followed suit, but what else does Apple listen to? We also discuss Apple's new bug bounty program, how AT&T workers unlocked phones for profit, and how cryptojacking isn't financially viable any more. Apple suspends Siri response grading in response to privacy concerns IBM ViaVoice (Wikipedia) Microsoft Says It 'Listens' to Conversations Only With Permission Apple faces new Class Action for unlawful and intentional recording of individuals’ confidential communications on Siri without their consent Apple Hands Hackers Secret iPhones In A Bid To Boost Security, Sources Say Apple expands its bug bounty, increases maximum payout to $1M AT&T workers bribed to install malware on company network and unlock iPhones Three ads generate 5.5 times more revenue than a web-based cryptojacking script Get 40% off Mac Premium Bundle X9, fully compatible with macOS Mojave, with the code PODCAST19. Download Intego Mac Premium Bundle X9 now at intego.com.
We discuss some ways to check that your apps are all compatible with macOS Catilana. We also talk about Apple contractors listening to Siri recordings (but Kirk also adds a last minute update about Apple's change of heart), how the Facebook "Like" button can be a privacy problem, and how Google has discovered some new iOS vulnerabilities.Apple contractors 'regularly hear confidential details' on Siri recordings Apple responds to Guardian report about contractors hearing private conversations while ‘grading’ Siri Apple suspends Siri response grading in response to privacy concerns Companies using Facebook 'Like' button liable for data: EU court Six serious ‘zero interaction’ vulnerabilities found in iOS; one not yet fixed List of 235 apps incompatible with macOS Catalina 10.15 What Are 32-Bit and 64-Bit Apps, and Why Do They Matter? Episode 43: Should You Be Concerned About Porn Blackmail Emails? (Discussion of 32- and 64-bit apps) Get 40% off Mac Premium Bundle X9, fully compatible with macOS Mojave, with the code PODCAST19. Download Intego Mac Premium Bundle X9 now at intego.com.
Kirk and Josh take a close look at how you can be scammed by social engineering techniques. They also discuss Apple's recent updates to iOS 9 and 10, a report about the increase in malware targeting Macs, and some good and bad news about Google. Update your iPhone or iPad software to avoid issues with location, date, and time The GPS Week Number Rollover: what you need to know “The sample numbers of new malware for macOS nearly tripled” MacVoices #19189: Josh Long of Intego On Malware, Security, Privacy, and Safety Online Google employees are eavesdropping, even in your living room Google Chrome Update Will Close 'Loophole' That Tipped Sites Off to Your Incognito Mode Phishing Dangers in Business and How to Avoid Getting Hooked How Apple and Amazon Security Flaws Led to My Epic Hacking The Honeymooners - Swanee River (YouTube) Turns Out Wearing a Hi-Vis Vest Gets You Into Everything for Free Get 40% off Mac Premium Bundle X9, fully compatible with macOS Mojave, with the code PODCAST19. Download Intego Mac Premium Bundle X9 now at intego.com.
An app named Zoom may sound like a good thing, but this app opened the Macs of users who had it installed - including Kirk - to a serious security vulnerability. This led Apple to take the rare action of pushing out a silent security update to Macs. And Josh tells us all about how you find out who creates malware.Zoom Zero Day: 4+ Million Webcams & maybe an RCE? Just get them to visit your website! Apple has pushed a silent Mac update to remove hidden Zoom web server SilentKnight Apple disables Walkie Talkie app due to vulnerability that could allow iPhone eavesdropping Josh’s talk from Objective by the Sea v2.0:White Paper Slides PDF Brief video with excerpts from the talk Get 40% off Mac Premium Bundle X9, fully compatible with macOS Mojave, with the code PODCAST19. Download Intego Mac Premium Bundle X9 now at intego.com.
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