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Apple claims that they need the App Store to ensure that iOS devices are safe. The company claims that sideloading, or installing apps from other sources, is dangerous. Yet this is what we have always done on the Mac. We take a deep dive into the pros and cons of sideloading on iPhones and iPads. Show Notes: We need app store competition, not Apple’s 1960s-style paternalistic monopoly Apple would be forced to allow sideloading and third-party app stores under new EU law Building a Trusted Ecosystem for Millions of Apps: A threat analysis of sideloading (Apple white paper) 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.
Apple has discontinued the last iPod, the iPod touch. We discuss some of the history of the iPod, and look at 17 reasons who you should use an iPod touch. We also look at the new FIDO initiative, which allows your phone to replace passwords, and we discuss AirTag false alarms. Show Notes: AirTags are sending a new kind of false alarm, report says Google lines up with Apple and Microsoft to nix passwords in favor of nearby-device authentication Apple discontinues the last iPod model The iPod at 20 – How the Portable Music Player Laid the Foundation for Today’s Apple iPod (Wikipedia); this article shows all the iPod models 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.
Apple has provided some clarification to its plan to remove old and in the way apps from the App Store. Microsoft has been working on a VPN that isn't a VPN it works a little differently from Apple's VPN that isn't a VPN. And it's been a year since Apple released AirTags... It hasn't exactly been smooth sailing, but if third-party accessories are an indication, AirTags are doing pretty well. Show Notes: Clarifying criteria & new timing extension for App Store Improvements process Apple Silicon chip vulnerability ‘Augury’ surfaces, but researchers aren’t worried yet Cellebrite iPhone cracking: Here’s which models the kit can unlock and access, and how to protect your data Use the Microsoft Edge Secure Network to protect your browsing Is Apple’s iCloud Private Relay a VPN? Not Even Close—Here’s Why AirTag tracking alert hits teenager’s phone at Disney World – without locating tracker Apple says it will make unknown AirTags alert you sooner What’s new in firmware updates for AirTag Apple’s AirTags: One Year On 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.
Apple is making the tools and documents needed for iPhone repairs available to users in the US. Are you ready to repair your own iPhone? Removing outdated apps is now a trend as Apple joins Google and begins removing older software from the app store. Apple may be forced by EU regulators to open up iMessage. And we'll discuss understanding USB-C and Thunderbolt ports and cables for Macs and iPads. Show Notes: Intego Mac Podcast Episode 236 Apple’s Self Service Repair now available Here's the Massive Kit Apple Will Send to Your House So You Can Fix Your iPhone iFixit Says Apple's Self Service Repair Program is Great Step, But Has a Catch How to Install macOS Monterey on Unsupported Macs, for Security Improvements Apple App Store appears to be widely removing outdated apps Google Launches Privacy Labels for Google Play Apps Critical bug in Apple codec could have let hackers commandeer millions of Android devices Impending EU Regulation to Force Apple to Allow Third-Party App Stores and Open Up iMessage Tech Giants Duped Into Giving Up Data Used to Sexually Extort Minors USB-C and Thunderbolt: Understanding Ports and Cables for Macs and iPads 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.
Josh has a 15-year old iMac that he wanted to be up to date with security updates, but it doesn't support macOS Monterey. So he found a way to finagle the operating system on his old Mac. We also discuss how sharing your Netflix account might be dangerous, and how fake reviews will soon be illegal in the UK, and whether it can be enforced. Show Notes: Apple Neglects to Patch Two Zero-Day, Wild Vulnerabilities for macOS Big Sur, Catalina Apple’s Security Approach Endangers Users of macOS Big Sur & Catalina – Intego Mac Podcast Episode 234 Netflix shares fall more than 35% after streamer loses over 200,000 subscribers How an Apple iCloud Exploit Lost a Crypto Trader Over $650K Fake reviews to be illegal under new rules How to Install macOS Monterey on Unsupported Macs, for Security Improvements 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.
DuckDuckGo is beta testing a privacy-focused browser; Google is deprecating old apps in its Play Store; activation-locked AirPods are wreaking havoc on refurb companies. And we take a deep dive into managing your Apple ID, the key to all Apple services. Show Notes: Apple Neglects to Patch Two Zero-Day, Wild Vulnerabilities for macOS Big Sur, Catalina Introducing DuckDuckGo for Mac: A Private, Fast, and Secure Browsing App Thousands of Apple AirPods returned through Walmart and other retailers are being stockpiled due to an apparent security issue Google makes outdated apps less accessible on Play Store Why quickly patching your iPhones and Macs is more important than ever Microsoft's huge Patch Tuesday includes fix for bug under attack Critical vulnerabilities uncovered in hospital robots How to Manage and Use Your Apple ID – The Complete Guide 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.
Apple has issued new updates, but hasn't patched two serious vulnerability for Big Sur and Catalina. We also look at a serious MailChimp data breach, and how AirTags are being used more for stalking. Show Notes: Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference returns in its all-online format Apple releases macOS 12.3.1, iOS 15.4.1, watchOS 8.5.1 and more PowerBook 500 (could use two batteries) Police Records Show Women Are Being Stalked With Apple AirTags Across the Country Watch out for phishing emails from genuine mailing lists, following Mailchimp hack Behold, a password phishing site that can trick even savvy users Apple Neglects to Patch Two Zero-Day, Wild Vulnerabilities for macOS Big Sur, Catalina iOS adoption StatCounter Can your Mac run 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 you're ready to buy.
New malware, a new Chrome zero-day vulnerability, and why iOS auto-updates take so long to update. We discuss Apple's potential iPhone hardware subscriptions and discuss the new Universal Control feature in macOS Monterey. Show Notes: New Variant of Chinese Gimmick Malware Targeting macOS Users Google Issues Urgent Chrome Update to Patch Actively Exploited Zero-Day Vulnerability Apple's Craig Federighi Explains Why iOS Auto-Updates Often Arrive Several Weeks Late My own phone number is now spam texting me Apple Is Working on a Hardware Subscription Service for iPhones Apple solidifies its transition to a services company How to Set Up and Use Universal Control with 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 you're ready to buy.
We follow up on our recent episode explaining the jargon used in cybersecurity, explaining hacking and cracking, black hats and white hats, and more. Show Notes: Episode 230: The Jargon Episode 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.
Plenty of Apple software updates came out last week and we have the run-down. Look up in the sky, it's a bird, it's a plane... it's a QR code? And, of course, we'll have our take on the latest gear announced at Apple's most recent Peek Performance Event. Show Notes: CaddyWiper: New wiper malware discovered in Ukraine Halo Invades SXSW With a ‘Swarm’ of 400 Drones Apple Releases Mac Studio, Studio Display, and Updates iPhone SE and iPad Air Apple’s 2022 iPad Air elbows M1 into the lineup MacTracker 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.
Do you know your bot from your zombie, your evil maid from your man in the middle? Computer security, like any technical field, has lots of jargon, and in this episode, we explain the terms you hear us use often when talking about malware and security issues. Show Notes: Apple Releases Mac Studio, Studio Display, and Updates iPhone SE and iPad Air CVE database 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.
Russia has deployed malware against Ukraine in the lead up to its invasion; we have details on the cyber weapons they used. Third-party web browsers for the iPhone and iPad are forced to use WebKit, but want to be free from this requirement. And Apple's Spring Event is next week. We have a preview of what we hope is coming, along with some Peek Performance Prognostics. Show Notes: HermeticWiper malware targeting orgs in Ukraine; here’s how to stay safe IsaacWiper Russian Invasion of Ukraine Impacts Apple World Apple pauses all product sales in Russia, stops exports and limits Apple Pay Russian hackers infect network devices with new botnet malware: Cyclops Blink Web Developers Form Advocacy Group to Allow Other Browser Engines on iOS Apple event, March 8 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.
The Mac's T2 security chip has been hacked and your Mac's passwords can be cracked. What you should know about a potentially serious vulnerability. You should probably check your Gmail spam folder? And we've got a look at the wireless mesh system you might already have running in your home. Show Notes: New Gmail Spam Filtering Rules: Check Your Spam Mailbox T2 Mac security vulnerability: Passwords can now be cracked Missouri governor’s wild claims about journalist debunked in police report Never, Ever, Ever Use Pixelation for Redacting Text Securely Redact Text in PDFs with Apple Preview on Mac Opera browser now allows emoji-only web addresses How to Use Thread HomeKit Devices with Apple TV and HomePod mini 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.
Apple has issued a mixed assortment of security updates, Microsoft is changing the way they warn about macros in Word and Excel documents, and we take a deep dive into end-to-end encryption, explaining why your security and privacy online depend on it. Show Notes: Apple fixes active zero-day vuln with macOS 12.2.1, iOS 15.3.1, Safari 15.3 CISA orders federal agencies to update iPhones, Macs until Feb 25th Apple releases mystery security updates for macOS Big Sur, Catalina Apple Announces AirTag Updates to Address Unwanted Tracking 25 years on, Microsoft makes another stab at stopping macro virus malware 10 Ways End-to-Encryption Protects Your Data, Your Privacy, and Your Bank Balance Three Free Secure Email Providers That Protect Your Data 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, and use this link for a special discount when you're ready to buy.
A bug has turned up that allowed Siri to record user interactions without permission; Facebook predicts Apple's strict privacy and tracking features will hurt its bottom line; and third parties are selling AirTags that have been hacked to make them less detectable and easier to use for stalking. And, break ups happen: we've got some advice for how to un-share devices, services and personal data with your ex, just in time for Valentine's Day. Show Notes: The evolution of a Mac trojan: UpdateAgent’s progression iOS 15.4 Beta 2 Fixes Bug That Caused Some iPhones to Record Siri Interactions Even When Users Opted Out Apple's Privacy Measures to Cost Facebook $10 Billion in 2022 AirTags with deactivated speakers being sold on eBay and Etsy; seller claims not for stalking Domestic abuser busted in the act of putting an AirTag on a car Reddit and Twitter users face age checks under UK porn law plans Bad Breakup? How To Stop Sharing Data with Your Ex on iPhone and iPad 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.
We look at some Face ID tricks for you, your iPhone, and your mask. OneDrive and Dropbox run into a kernel extension issue and things may be kind of haywire for their syncing capabilities. The App Store announces support for unlisted apps for private distribution. And the UK's Royal Mail starts including barcodes with stamps, and fun may ensue. Show Notes: iOS 15.4 enables Face ID support while wearing a mask, no Apple Watch required Royal Mail adds barcodes to stamps offering digital extras GDPR enforcer rules that IAB Europe’s consent popups are unlawful App Store Now Supports Unlisted Apps Discoverable Only With a Direct Link macOS 12.3 to remove Python 2.7 OneDrive Mac Users Unhappy With Buggy Update That Removes Ability to Keep Local Copies of Synced Files Inside the new Files On-Demand Experience on macOS Pennsylvania could become first state to pass law targeting AirTag abuse 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.
We take a close look at the new DazzleSpy malware that targets Macs. There's quite a bit of money to be made from Apple's bug bounty program; one recipient blabs on the payout. Time for procrastinators to update to iOS 15 as security updates dry up for earlier systems. Scammers are preying on prayers; prayer apps that is. And we've got another AirTags to the rescue adventure. Also, Apple released a whole slew of security updates right after we finished recording the podcast; check the link in the show notes for full info. Show Notes: DazzleSpy Mac Malware Used in Targeted Attacks Apple paid bug bounty of $100K for Mac webcam hijack & more iOS 15 Features iOS 14 updates are no longer being offered Apple says iOS 15 adoption is lower than usual, but here's why iOS 15.3 and macOS 12.2 (with Safari history leak fix) sill aren’t out yet Apple releases macOS 12.2, iOS 15.3, watchOS 8.4 and more Nothing Sacred: These Apps Reserve The Right To Sell Your Prayers iCloud sync is randomly breaking Woman put AirTag in one of her boxes and caught her mover lying about his location 24 Things You Can Track with Apple’s New AirTags 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.
A new Safari vulnerability can leak your browser history, 5G can interfere with airplane altimeters, Google Analytics is being targeted by EU courts, and we take a deep dive into running Windows on an M1 Mac. Show Notes: Safari 15 IndexedDB Leaks Exploiting IndexedDB API information leaks in Safari Google Analytics declared illegal in the EU (well, not exactly) "Google Analytics may soon be banned," warns Dutch agency (Heise Online, via Google Translate) Mobile firms agree another 5G delay at US airports US radio spectrum chart How to Run Windows on an Intel or M1 Mac 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.
New SysJoker malware attacks Mac, Windows, and Linux computers. Apple has difficulty managing scams and copycat apps in its App Stores. And iCloud Private Relay is provoking ire among phone carriers. Show Notes: New SysJoker Backdoor Targets Windows, Linux, and macOS How to make $13 million on the App Store with scam apps (Twitter thread) Wordle clone maker blatantly ripped off the original game, name and all The Wordle clones have disappeared from the App Store European carriers seek to block iPhone Private Relay feature How to Use iCloud Private Relay T-Mobile begins blocking iPhone users from enabling iCloud Private Relay in the US After our recording, Apple issued a statement saying that there are no bugs in iOS 15.2 that could disable iCloud Private Relay Wireless network provider support and features for iPhone Class action lawsuit filed in California alleging Google is paying Apple to stay out of the search engine business Bernstein says Google’s FY21 payments to Apple might reach nearly $15B Use private browsing to maintain your privacy on the web How to switch search engines in Safari and other browsers on macOS and iOS (and why you should) 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.
Attackers can simulate an iPhone restart to keep malware alive, and an interesting HomeKit vulnerability could brick your device. We discuss malicious QR codes, and we take a deep dive into Apple's two-factor authentication, which more and more users need to use Apple devices. Show Notes: Microsoft fixes harebrained Y2K22 Exchange bug that disrupted email worldwide “NoReboot” attack: Threat actors can simulate iPhone reboots and keep iOS malware on a device Doorlock Tweet by Austin, TX, police Josh's tweet How to Use Two-Factor Authentication for Your Apple ID and iCloud Account How to Set iCloud Account Recovery Contacts, Legacy Contacts, and Trusted Phone Numbers 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.
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