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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 issued a security update for iOS 12, and we wonder why. Google backtracks on a Chrome address bar change. New stats show an increasing in phishing sites. And we discuss the new features in Apple's next operating systems, due out in the fall. Show Notes: Apple releases iOS 12.5.4 for old models of iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch Google abandons experiment to show simplified domain URLs in Chrome Phishing sites reached all-time high in January 2021 Apple Announces New Features in iOS 15, iPadOS 15, and macOS Monterey Manage and Secure Notifications on Your iPhone, iPad, and 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.
Apple introduced its new operating systems this week, and there are plenty of privacy features to help users better control their data. We discuss these new features, and especially a number of important features that Apple didn't discuss at the keynote. Show Notes: Every New Privacy Feature in iOS 15 and 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.
Facebook and Intel try to diss Apple, but score own goals. Amazon Sidewalk launches, and we tell you what it means, and how to opt out. And we discuss whether Apple's new processors, and extensions to AppleCare, suggest that we may have forever Macs. Show Notes: Facebook-Sponsored Research Paper Lambasts Apple's iOS 14.5 Privacy Intel versus Apple: Chipmaker's latest attack scores own goal “I have now identified *multiple* apps from *multiple* developer accounts with this type of ratings meta-manipulation.” No, it doesn’t just crash Safari. Apple has yet to fix exploitable flaw Amazon Sidewalk Wants to Share Your Wi-Fi: Here's How to Disable It Fon Are We Heading Towards a Forever Mac? How to keep older Macs secure: a geeky approach (run Catalina on unsupported Macs) Obtaining service for your Apple product after an expired warranty 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 updates everything again, and their new privacy add provides a clear explanation of app tracking. We discuss an iOS app scam, where an app won't let you do anything unless you give it a good rating first. And we look at Apple's new M1 iMac and iPad Pro. Show Notes: Apple Releases iOS 14.6, watchOS 7.5, macOS 11.4 and More, with Many Security Fixes macOS Big Sur 11.4 Addresses Vulnerability That Could Let Attackers Take Secret Screenshots Apple’s new privacy ad Episode 185: AirTags, AirDrop, and App Tracking Facebook Still ‘Secretly’ Tracks Your iPhone—This Is How To Stop It How to remove GPS location data from photos on iPhone or Mac Asahi Linux Dev Reveals ‘M1RACLES’ Flaw in Apple M1, Pokes Fun at Similar Flaws App Store Scam App Required a Good Review to Function at All Hands On with Apple's New M1 iMac and M1 iPad Pro iMac M1 24" Teardown A Week with the New Apple M1 MacBook Air 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 stress tested Apple AirTags and discuss how tough they are, but we also look at how AirTags can enable stalkers. And there's news about Apple touting its App Store enforcement, the accommodations the company makes with China, and a Find My app exploit. Show Notes: App Store stopped over $1.5 billion in suspect transactions in 2020 XcodeGhost Malware Infected 100+ Million iOS Users and Apple Said Nothing Apple prevented 1 million risky/vulnerable apps from entering App Store in 2020 Inside Apple’s Compromises in China: A Times Investigation Find My Network Exploited to Send Messages Apple TV Color Balance Feature May Make Image Quality and Colors Worse Delivery text scams: the nasty new fraud wave sweeping the UK Amazon’s Ring is the largest civilian surveillance network the US has ever seen How Tough are AirTags? We Froze, Washed and Dried, Ran Over, and Put Them in the Hot Sun Apple's AirTags Can Enable Stalkers and Abusers 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.
Ransomware has interrupted a major US gasoline pipeline, Apple didn't tell more than 100 million people their iOS devices had malware, wi-fi design flaws found that could affect everyone, and we sent an Apple AirTag through the mail and followed it. Show Notes: F.B.I. Identifies Group Behind Pipeline Hack Watch hackers break into the US power grid Analytics Suggest 96% of Users Leave App Tracking Off in iOS 14.5 WhatsApp to restrict features if you refuse Facebook data sharing XcodeGhost Malware Infected 100+ Million iOS Users and Apple Said Nothing WiFi devices going back to 1997 vulnerable to new Frag Attacks Florida man tried to track his robbery victim by attaching an iPhone to his car, police say Tile to Leverage Amazon Echo and Ring Devices to Better Compete With AirTags Opting In and Out of Sidewalk I Mailed an AirTag and Tracked Its Progress; Here's What Happened 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 issued emergency security updates to its operating systems to protect against vulnerabilities exploited in the wild. Facebook and Instagram plead to be allowed to track users. And we discuss how QR codes can be switched and could pose risks to users. Show Notes: Apple releases iOS 14.5.1 (and iOS 12.5.3), watchOS 7.4.1, macOS Big Sur 11.3.1 A full history of macOS (OS X) release dates and rates How to Use Content Caching on macOS to Save Bandwidth Arrest after man replaces official COVID-19 check-in signs with anti-vaxxer QR code Josh’s 2018 tweet showing an iOS 11 vulnerability: irs.gov or Rickroll? Microsoft reveals final plan to remove Flash Player in Windows 10 How to Tell Apps Not to Track You in iOS 14.5 Facebook and Instagram use iOS notices to sell you on app tracking The Instagram ads Facebook won't show you (Signal) Boris Johnson’s phone number ‘listed online for last 15 years’ Episode 119: iPhones Hacked and Cracked New Spectre attack once again sends Intel and AMD scrambling for a fix 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.
Lots of updates for Apple operating systems, an AirDrop vulnerability that can lean phone numbers and email addresses, and hands on with the new Apple TV color calibration feature. We also discuss the many things you may want to track with Apple's new AirTags. Show Notes: Apple releases iOS 14.5, watchOS 7.4, macOS 11.3 and more A software bug let malware bypass macOS’ security defenses All Your Macs Are Belong To Us (Patrick Wardle on the Gatekeeper bypass and malware) How to Color Calibrate Your Mac’s Display Hands On with Apple's AirTags: Find Lost Keys, Bags, and More Apple’s AirDrop leaks users’ PII, and there’s not much they can do about it Mighty is a Chromium Mac browser streamed from the cloud Puffin cloud browser Cloudflare browser isolation 23 Things You Can Track with Apple's New AirTags (Kirk's article) Moment AirTags accessories 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.
More bad news about Facebook, more browsers just saying no to FLoC, and we look at Apple's Spring Loaded product announcements. Show Notes: Coding error allowed attackers to delete Facebook live video Facebook plans to decline to make statements regarding “scraping incidents” in the future WordPress may auto-disable Google FLoC, citing “security concern” Am I FLoCed? Apple is Updating Old Apps With Latest Signing Certificate Ahead of iOS 14.5 Apple Announces New iMacs, iPads, AirTags, and More 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.
Scammers have a new technique for delivering malware: using online contact forms. A couple of browsers are nixing Google's FLoC ad tracking technology. The FBI has been playing white hat hacker. And e talk about Facebook, and especially the "off-Facebook activity" that tracks you across the internet. Show Notes: Criminals spread malware using website contact forms with Google URLs Brave browser disables Google's FLoC tracking system 'FLoC off!' Vivaldi declares as it says no to Google's tracking system Vivaldi FBI operation removed web shells from hacked Exchange servers across the US There's Another Facebook Phone Number Database Online Ireland opens GDPR investigation into Facebook leak How to view and edit your Off-Facebook Activity A helpful reminder about just how much Facebook stalks you on the internet 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.
Facebook leaks 500 million user records, Google is testing a new replacement for cookies to track users, and we explain how to check if that used iPhone you want to buy is stolen. Show Notes: Apple security updates GarageBand music lessons actually begin in 2009 Apple Discontinuing iTunes U at the End of 2021 Facebook breach: over 500 million records leaked, including phone numbers Facebook says a breach that hit 533m is old news. Experts disagree ';--have i been pwned? Google Is Testing Its Controversial New Ad Targeting Tech in Millions of Browsers Malware uses underground call centers to trick users into infecting themselves Deliveroo April Fool's joke backfires in France Want to Buy a Secondhand iPhone? Here’s How to Check if it was Stolen 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 talk about new malware targeting iOS developers, fleeceware in the App Store, 5G vulnerabilities that can leak your location, and discuss private browsing windows, with a Safari tip that is useful for anyone who uses this feature. And we have no April Fool's jokes. Show Notes: Google Gets the Message, Launches Gmail 1.1.1.1 Apple WWDC21 Apple releases emergency update for iPhones, iPads, and Apple Watch 1Password Bear 1Blocker How to manage iTunes Store and App Store Subscriptions He believed Apple’s App Store was safe. Then a fake app stole his life savings in bitcoin. New 5G protocol vulnerabilities allow location tracking Closing web browser windows doesn't close connections Why Unsubscribing from Spam Emails Is Not the Safest Episode 158: 5G Is Here: What Does This Mean for You? 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 discuss our checklist of the 10 security and privacy features that you should set up right away on your new Mac. Show Notes: 10 Mac security and privacy features to set up right away 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.
Google is sued for its incognito browsing mode. iOS security updates may be delivered more frequently. We look at how easy it is to take over someone's SMS messages. And we discuss the demise of the original HomePod. Show Notes: Scammers Targeting COVID Relief Checks, Tax Refunds Google Must Face Suit Over Snooping on ‘Incognito’ Browsing A Hacker Got All My Texts for $16 It’s time to stop using SMS for anything Fintech Giant Fiserv Used Unclaimed Domain example.com Apple app privacy label page iOS security fixes could soon be delivered separately from other updates, beta code suggests Opinion: Apple Discontinues the HomePod; Is That the End for Apple and Home Audio? 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 iMac Pro is at the end of its life, and we discuss future iMacs. We look at a change in terminology Apple will be introducing in podcasting. And we look at everything you need to know about the batteries in your Apple devices. Show Notes: "Follow our podcast": Apple Podcasts to stop using "subscribe" iMac Pro iCloud user locked out for six months over coding bug related to her last name, “True” xkcd: Exploits of a Mom Glitch in iTunes Deletes Drives Apple Releases iOS and iPadOS 14.4.1 With Security Fixes Apple Planning Switch to Randomized Serial Numbers for Future Products Starting 'Early 2021' Episode 117: The Year in Apple Security 2019 Everything You Need to Know About Batteries in Your iPhone, iPad, and 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.
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All About Cookies

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Could Apple's Rosetta emulation environment not be available in every country? We examine claims that it will be deleted in certain regions. Chrome changes the way it works to try HTTPS by default. And we discuss cookies: how Google will stop using them to track users, and how you can manage and delete them on your Mac or iOS device. Show Notes: Rosetta May Be Removed From M1 Macs in Some Regions on macOS 11.3 Chrome will soon try HTTPS first when you type an incomplete URL Let's Encrypt Defining a Custom URL Scheme for Your App | Apple Developer Document Google to Stop Selling Ads Based on Your Specific Web Browsing Hackers are finding ways to hide inside Apple’s walled garden How to Manage and Remove Browser Cookies on Mac and iOS 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.
Silver Sparrow malware has been found targeting Macs, including Apple's new M1 models, but we don't know what the malware is trying to do. Apple has started going after App Store subscription scams, patches an iCloud website vulnerability, will make "zero-click" attacks harder to carry out in iOS. And, yes, we have some good news for Android users. Show Notes: Galaxy products launched since 2019, including the Z, S, Note, A, M, XCover and Tab series, will now receive at least four years of security updates New browser-tracking hack works even when you flush caches or go incognito Firefox 86 Introduces Total Cookie Protection Apple cracks down on apps with ‘irrationally high prices’ as App Store scams are exposed How to manage iTunes Store and App Store Subscriptions Apple Is Going to Make It Harder to Hack iPhones With Zero-Click Attacks Stored XSS bug in Apple iCloud domain disclosed by bug bounty hunter Silver Sparrow: 40,000 Macs Infected by Mysterious M1-native Malware Shakuhachi 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 Amazon phishing scam doesn't include links to click, but rather a telephone number to call: beware! Malvertizing takes advantage of a zero-day WebKit vulnerability to display deceptive ads, and serve malware. And Apple has set up a website for people to request the removal of activation lock on devices they own. Show Notes: Fraudulent Website Warning gets privacy boost in iOS 14.5 Hash function (Wikipedia) Apple fixes bug that let users begin macOS Big Sur installation without enough space available Apple iBook Commercial circa 2000 (YouTube) Malvertiser abused WebKit zero-day to redirect iOS & macOS users to shady sites Spy pixels in emails have become endemic Gmail will now display images by default (2013) Apple Launches Self-Serve Portal for Initiating Activation Lock Removal Requests Microsoft to add 'Kids Mode' to Chromium-based Edge browser 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.
There were a number of important security updates to key software this week: macOS, Chrome, Edge, and even Plex. We discuss how upgrading a Mac to Big Sur without enough space can cause data loss, we look at scam apps on the iOS app store, and we talk about using Safari browser extensions on the Mac Show Notes: macOS 11.2.1 update Latest Chrome 88 Update Includes Important Fix for Zero-Day Vulnerability Plex Media servers are being abused for DDoS attacks Big Sur Upgrade not Enough Free Space = Serious Issue & Possible Data Loss! Scam iOS Apps Still Raking in Millions in Revenue on App Store A Spyware Vendor Seemingly Made a Fake WhatsApp to Hack Targets How to Use Safari Extensions to Enhance Your Browser 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 testing a new feature allowing users with Face ID iPhones to unlock them with their Apple Watch, if they're wearing masks. There's a vulnerability with the sudo command in various Unix distributions, including macOS. And we discuss how Apple's privacy labels have been abused already by developers. Show Notes: iOS 14.5 adds support for unlocking your iPhone with Apple Watch while wearing a face mask About the security content of macOS Big Sur 11.2, Security Update 2021-001 Catalina, Security Update 2021-001 Mojave 10-year-old Sudo bug lets Linux users gain root-level access Recent root-giving Sudo bug also impacts macOS I checked Apple’s new privacy ‘nutrition labels.’ Many were false. Episode 166: Understanding Apple’s App Privacy Information Facebook prompt will encourage ad tracking opt-in ahead of Apple’s privacy push Google apps will stop using tracking ID that would require upcoming iOS 14 permission prompt 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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