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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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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 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.
Polymorphic Viruses

Polymorphic Viruses

2020-06-0532:45

We begin by learning how Josh got interesting in computer security. We then discuss Apple patches and flaws, end-to-end encryption, coronavirus scams, a Google lawsuit, and a photo that can crash Android phones. Show Notes: Computer Viruses, Artificial Life and Evolution by Mark Ludwig Zero-day in Sign in with Apple Turn off Face ID on your iPhone BBC World Service Director calls for trusted news access to chat apps Zoom’s Pledge to Work with Law Enforcement Spurs Online Blowback NHS contact tracing undermined by hackers sending fraudulent warnings to public NHS Contact Tracing website Google faces $5 billion lawsuit in U.S. for tracking 'private' internet use Android: Why this photo is bricking some phones 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 updated all its operating systems again this week, but a jailbreak vulnerability was found quickly. We discuss the new contact tracing feature in iOS, how to free up storage on an iOS device, and give some tips on shooting video on an iPhone. Show Notes: You’re saying it wrong: How to say oft-mispronounced tech terms Jailbreak Tool 'unc0ver' 5.0 Released With iOS 13.5 Compatibility The FBI is mad because it keeps getting into locked iPhones without Apple’s help YubiKey Free up space on your iPhone or iPad by offloading apps How to Shoot Video with an iPhone 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.
We look at some practical tips for getting more out of your Mac, iPad, and Apple Watch. We take a close look at System Preferences, discuss using the iPad as a second screen for your Mac; and a handful of tips for making the Apple Watch more efficient. Also, Josh and Kirk disagree about Microsoft's choice to flag two spaces after a period in Word as an error. Show Notes: Microsoft Word now flags double spaces as errors, ending the great space debate History of sentence spacing Techniques for data hiding (1996) Microsoft now blocks reply-all email storms to end our inbox nightmares Get to Know Your Mac's System Preferences Use Your iPad as Your Mac’s Second Screen with Sidecar Apple Watch Tips: 8 Things You Didn’t Know It Could Do 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.
The date for this year's WWDC has been set (June 22). Many users don't know that the government can access some of your iCloud data (with a warrant). We look at a new Thunderbolt vulnerability that affects Macs made since 2011 (but you don't need to worry). And we discuss contact tracing apps and new North Korean malware. Show Notes: Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference 2020 kicks off in June with an all-new online format FBI serves warrant on senator in investigation of stock sales linked to coronavirus Legal Process Guidelines - Government & Law Enforcement within the United States Apple and Google privacy rules hamper COVID-19 tracking North Korean Lazarus group implants malware in 2FA app Two-factor authentication apps for iOS Thunderbolt security flaws found, affect 2011-2020 Macs 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.
Passwords are easy to implement, but keeping them secure is not that simple. On World Password Day, Josh and Kirk discuss how passwords might be replaced by other means of authentication. And they discuss the UK's covid-19 contact tracing app which raises privacy concerns, a Facebook bug that caused lots of apps to fail, why you should always check that auto-completed email address, and more. Show Notes: UK finds itself almost alone with centralized virus contact-tracing app that probably won't work well, asks for your location, may be illegal Facebook fixes bug that crashed major iOS apps like TikTok, Spotify, and Tinder Justice Dept. scrutinizes White House-connected doctor linked to disputed coronavirus treatment Manage Your Previous Recipients in Apple’s Mail Psychic Paper Zoom Admins Can Now Disable PMIs; Additional Security Updates for Basic Accounts Coming May 9 Zoom Acquires Keybase and Announces Goal of Developing the Most Broadly Used Enterprise End-to-End Encryption Offering The History of Clarus the Dogcow 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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