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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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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 Get 40% off Mac Premium Bundle X9, fully compatible with macOS Mojave, with the code PODCAST20. Download Intego Mac Premium Bundle X9 now at intego.com.
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 Get 40% off Mac Premium Bundle X9, fully compatible with macOS Mojave, with the code PODCAST20. Download Intego Mac Premium Bundle X9 now at intego.com.
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 Get 40% off Mac Premium Bundle X9, fully compatible with macOS Mojave, with the code PODCAST20. Download Intego Mac Premium Bundle X9 now at intego.com.
Getting a text message on an iOS device can crash your iPhone or iPad; but it can't do any more harm than that. Apple has released a beta version of iOS with its coronavirus notification API, but Americans don't trust tech companies. And we talk about Apple TV+, and how you should never share your Apple ID so friends can watch shows with your account. Show Notes: A viral text string with an Italian flag and Sindhi characters will crash your iPhone Apple Finds No Evidence Hackers Exploited IPhone, IPad Mail Flaw Apple releases iOS 13.5 beta with first version of its COVID-19 exposure notification API Americans are wary of the coronavirus tracking apps being produced by big tech Financial Times reporter accessed private calls at Independent and Evening Standard Zoom admits it doesn’t have 300 million users, corrects misleading claims Apple TV+ faces coronavirus crunch as Disney+ moves theatrical releases Get 40% off Mac Premium Bundle X9, fully compatible with macOS Mojave, with the code PODCAST20. Download Intego Mac Premium Bundle X9 now at intego.com.
Every day is zero day in the security world. Researchers have found some serious vulnerabilities in iOS that affect the Mail app, and a fix is coming. Compromised ad servers allow cybercriminals to serve malware on respected websites. And we discuss the new Magic Keyboard for iPad, which turns the iPad into a new computing device. Show Notes: Researchers Say They Caught an iPhone Zero-Day Hack in the Wild You’ve Got (0-click) Mail! Zoom’s Security Woes Were No Secret to Business Partners Like Dropbox Zoom Hits Milestone on 90-Day Security Plan, Releases Zoom 5.0 Comment: Why hasn’t Apple released a dedicated app for iCloud Keychain? Mac and iOS Keychain Tutorial: How Apple’s iCloud Keychain Works Hackers have breached 60 ad servers to load their own malicious ads Ad-Blockers: The Good, the Bad, the Ethics The Magic Keyboard Turns the iPad into a New Computing Device Everything you can do with the Apple Pencil 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.
Apple has announced a new iPhone SE, a low-priced phone that's really the iPhone for everyone. Google and Apple are working on a contract tracing app, to help stem the spread of the coronavirus. And Apple users are among those most targeted by phishing. And we inaugurate our new segment, Zoom Zinger, where we highlight security and privacy issues with the Zoom videoconferencing software. (Sorry about the audio; Josh's recording software crashed, and we had to fall back on our backup Skype recording.) Show Notes: iPhone SE Magic Keyboard for iPad Pro Apple and Google Partner for Privacy-Preserving COVID-19 Contact Tracing and Notification Apple responds to the U.S. government re: COVID-19 tracking app Protecting Lives & Liberty: How Contact Tracing Can Foil COVID-19 & Big Brother (comic) Over 500,000 Zoom accounts sold on the Dark Web Apple is Most Imitated Brand for Phishing in Q1 2020 Cleaning your iPhone 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.
A good friend of Kirk's, a very tech savvy guy, got scammed on the phone by someone pretending to be from his bank. We discuss how this happened, and all the red flags you need to be aware of. We also discuss how Apple is helping health care workers, and we look at the latest Zoom security and privacy issues. Show Notes: Tim Cook's tweet about masks and face shields Apple face shield instructions Boeing 787s must be turned off and on every 51 days to prevent 'misleading data' being shown to pilots Facebook Wanted NSO Spyware to Monitor Users, NSO CEO Claims iOS Vulnerability Prevents VPNs From Encrypting All Traffic New attack on home routers sends users to spoofed sites that push malware ‘War Dialing’ Tool Exposes Zoom’s Password Problems Thousands of Zoom video calls have been exposed online, highlighting the privacy risks Move Fast & Roll Your Own Crypto: A Quick Look at the Confidentiality of Zoom Meetings Security and Privacy Implications of Zoom How I lost control of our bank accounts to a phone scammer TEXT 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.
Lots of people have turned to Zoom to stay in touch with friends and family, and to work from home, but this software has had a huge number of security issues. We discuss these and how this trend shows poor attention to security and privacy in this software. Show Notes: Episode 92: Zoom Zero-Day, and Unmasking Mac Malware Makers Apple pushed a silent MRT update to remove hidden Zoom web server “Zoom Stock” Confusion Causes Investors to Put Stock in Wrong Company Zoom iOS App Sends Data to Facebook Even if You Don’t Have a Facebook Account Zoom Updates iOS App to Stop Sending Data to Facebook Zoom Removes Code That Sends Data to Facebook Zoom Meetings Do Not Support End-to-End Encryption Zoom is Leaking Peoples' Email Addresses and Photos to Strangers Intruders are hijacking Zoom calls with noise and gross images — here’s how to avoid becoming a victim of ‘zoombombing’ The 'S' in Zoom, Stands for Security: uncovering (local) security flaws in Zoom's latest macOS client Ex-NSA hacker drops new zero-day doom for Zoom Ex-NSA hacker finds new Zoom flaws to takeover Macs again, including webcam, mic, and root access Zoom announces 90-day feature freeze to fix privacy and security issues A Message to Our Users 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.
Josh and Kirk discuss how to set up a medical ID on an iPhone and Apple Watch, we cover this week's Apple updates, we look at a new Intel CPU bug, and more. Show Notes: How to Set Up Medical ID on Your iPhone and Apple Watch Cybercriminals are preying on coronavirus fears Safari will now block third-party cookies by default, delete a site's local storage after seven days How to Manage and Remove Browser Cookies on Mac and iOS Legacy System Extension Message Deprecated Kernel Extensions and System Extension Alternatives Firefox Browser releases 'Facebook Container' for those who like it but don't trust it Intel CSME bug is worse than previously thought Apple T2 Security Chip Security Overview Popular VPN And Ad-Blocking Apps Are Secretly Harvesting User Data 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.
Many people are required to work from home for the foreseeable future, so Josh and Kirk have decided to give some tips about working from home, something they both do. Show Notes: Objective by the Sea Take Control of Working from Home Temporarily Dyson air purifier Netatmo weather station Is Conference Room Air Making You Dumber? Pomodoro Technique (Wikipedia) MultiTimer (iOS and Apple Watch) Episode 92: Zoom Zero-Day, and Unmasking Mac Malware Makers Episode 15: What's a VPN, and Why Should You Use One? The Next Track Grammar Girl Cats and Dominos 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.
Malware has affected Apple computers since even before the release of the Macintosh. In fact, the very first computer virus that spread in the wild affected the Apple II. We discus the history of Apple malware, and we talk with John McAfee, creator of the first commercial antivirus, about how he created the software. Show Notes: Key Moments in the History of Mac Malware John McAfee Elk Cloner Apple DOS (Wikipedia) nVIR (Wikipedia) John McAfee (Wikipedia) HyperCard A Silly Noisy House Disinfectant Frequently asked questions about Word macro viruses Mac OS X (Wikipedia) Renepo/Opener Leap.A / Oompa-Loompa WireLurker Malware Infects Macs, Attacks Non-Jailbroken iPhones How Flashback Malware Infects Macs MAC Defender Fake Antivirus Program Targets Mac Users OSX/Shlayer: New Mac malware comes out of its shell Episode 28: Beware of Trustjacking (discussion of Shlayer) OSX/Linker: New Mac malware attempts zero-day Gatekeeper bypass Episode 88: Flash, Incognito Mode, Porn, and a Malware Extravaganza (discussion of Linker) OSX/CrescentCore: Mac malware designed to evade antivirus Episode 89: New Mac Malware, Apple Public Betas, and More (discussion of CrescentCore) Objective by the Sea v3.0 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.
Josh attended this year's RSA Conference, one of the big meet-ups about computer security, and discusses what he learned there. We also cover news about smart speakers listening to your conversations (again), a copy/paste issue that Apple says isn't a big deal, and a new limitation by Safari for HTTPS certificates, that will affect some websites. Show Notes: Your smart speaker could be listening in on your conversations by accident Mister Mxyzptlk (Wikipedia) Apple drops a bomb on long-life HTTPS certificates: Safari to snub new security certs valid for more than 13 months Precise Location Information Leaking Through System Pasteboard How to remove GPS location data from photos on iPhone or Mac RSA Conference 2020 Speakers and panels Videos 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.
Your work computer or phone doesn't belong to you, and you should be careful about what you do on these devices. Your employer can track you and all your activity, and record what you do, and even, perhaps, what you type. Show Notes: RSA Conference 2020 10 Things You Shouldn’t Do on Your Work Computer (or Phone) O.MG Cable 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.
Your iPhone or iPad comes with 36 default apps, including Mail, Safari, and Messages. You may want to use other apps for email, for browsing, and for messaging, in part to enhance your security and privacy. While you can't set other apps to replace the defaults, as you can on macOS, you can switch. We explain how. Show Notes: Apple Weighs Letting Users Switch Default iPhone Apps to Rivals Switch Some Default Apps on Your iPhone or iPad for Increased Security and Privacy Apple’s Default iPhone Apps Give It Growing Edge Over App Store Rivals Is Safari the most private browser for iPhone and iPad? Lynx web browser Tutanota Threema Signal Telegram 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.
A child spends a fortune on in-app purchases, the CIA has been running a fake company providing encryption services, and beware of public lockers. We then take a deep dive into blockchain technology and cryptocurrency; if you've been wondering what Bitcoin is, we explain (almost) everything. Show Notes: 8-year-old spends $1,875 on Roblox in-app purchases by adding her fingerprint to TouchID Beware of public lockers The intelligence coup of the century Cryptocurrency 101 – Part 1: Blockchain and basic concepts 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 explain how to delete "off-Facebook activity," discuss a Google Photos data leak, a Twitter phone number issue, and a man who created a traffic jam with a wagon full of smartphones. We then explain how security analysts work, discussing a developer who wanted to know why his Wacom drawing tablet had a privacy policy, and worked out what data the device was sending to a server. Show Notes: How to View and Edit Your Off-Facebook Activity Episode 31: Delete Your Social Media History (discussion of EFAIL) Google Admits Some Private Videos in Google Photos Were Sent to Strangers An Incident Impacting your Account Identity WhatsApp on Mac: update to stop attackers accessing files This Man Created Traffic Jams on Google Maps Using a Red Wagon Full of Phones Wacom drawing tablets track the name of every application that you open What type of data does Amazon collect from Kindles? 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.
Apple updates everything, the Ring doorbell has trackers in its app, and the Shlayer malware has infected lots of Macs. We then discussed a number of issues where free services you use monetize data collected about you and your activities. Show Notes: Apple releases macOS Catalina 10.15.3, iOS 13.3.1, and more Apple Security Updates Ring Doorbell App Packed with Third-Party Trackers Leaked Documents Expose the Secretive Market for Your Web Browsing Data VirusBarrier Scanner Facebook agrees to pay $550 million to end facial recognition tech lawsuit Adobe Flash Player is dead, yet 10% of Macs infected with fake Flash malware 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.
The world's richest man's iPhone was hacked when he clicked on a video in WhatsApp. Police and the FBI are cracking iPhones to get evidence. Should we worry? Tom Cruise would know what to do. Show Notes: Apple Reportedly Dropped Plans for End-to-End Encrypted iCloud Backups After FBI Objected iCloud security overview 2016 WSJ Story on Apple's Plans for E2E Encryption for iCloud Data iforgot.apple.com Reminder that SMS 2FA is better than no 2FA at all Apple Likely to Drop Adobe Flash Support in Next Version of Safari Police officer in Brazil shows off entire facade ATM skimmer Sonos Makes It Clear: You No Longer Own The Things You Buy The Next Track podcast How Jeff Bezos’ iPhone X Was Hacked Amazon boss Jeff Bezos's phone 'hacked by Saudi crown prince' Analysis of the Evidence of Surveillance of Mr. Bezos’ personal phone Inside the $10 million cyber lab trying to break Apple’s iPhone House Democrats Used Cellebrite to Publish Lev Parnas iPhone Messages FBI Took Two Months to Crack Lev Parnas’s IPhone 11, U.S. Says Police Scotland confirms roll-out of cyber kiosk technology 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.
Photos you shoot with your iPhone, and with some cameras, store location data. Sharing these photos on social media may pinpoint your location: where you live, or where you work. It's easy to remove this data. In the news, we talk about listening in on Skype audio, another Apple - FBI spat about accessing data on an iPhone, Google getting rid of cookies, and more. Show Notes: New rack-mounted Mac Pro available FBI asks Apple for help cracking Pensacola gunman’s iPhones IPhone Hacking Firm Updates Tool in Midst of Apple-FBI Spat Shooting at Naval Air Station Pensacola Called ‘Act of Terrorism’ (FBI) Skype audio graded by workers in China with 'no security measures' You can now use iPhones as Google security keys for 2FA Chromium Blog: Building a more private web: A path towards making third party cookies obsolete How to Post to Instagram from Safari on a Mac Cable Haunt How to remove GPS location data from photos on iPhone or Mac ImageOptim 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 look back at the eventful year 2019 in Apple security. In the news, Apple is switching to randomized serial numbers for its products, Apple sues a company over jailbreaking, Firefox has critical vulnerabilities, and more. Show Notes: Apple Plans to Switch to Randomized Serial Numbers for Future Products Starting in Late 2020 Corellium Accuses Apple of Using Lawsuit to 'Crack Down on Jailbreaking' Apple Is Bullying a Security Company with a Dangerous DMCA Lawsuit Critical Security Vulnerabilities fixed in Firefox 72.0.1 and Firefox ESR 68.4.1 Windows 7 support will end on January 14, 2020 Sunsetting Python 2 The Year in Apple Security – 2019 Episode 13: Is My Computer's CPU Secure? 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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