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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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Vice President of Integrity

Vice President of Integrity

2019-11-1500:32:47

We discuss Apple's new 16" MacBook Pro with a redesigned keyboard; two new entrants in the video streaming market, Apple TV+ and Disney+; a bug in Facebook's app; Google's Pixel 4's face unlock; and more.Show Notes: Apple's new 16" MacBook ProApple TV+Bug in Facebook App Accesses the Camera in the BackgroundFacebook fixes bug that caused iOS app to use the camera in the backgroundNo one should buy the Facebook Portal TVAmazon Ring doorbells exposed home Wi-Fi passwords to hackersHow did Google get Pixel 4 face unlock this wrong?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.
With the release of iPadOS, the iPad has become a serious competitor to a laptop. While you can't do everything on an iPad that you can on a laptop, the gulf between the two is getting slimmer. We talk with Ian Schray, a dedicated iPad user, about replacing a laptop with an iPad.Show Notes: The CommittedResearchers use lasers to hack Siri, Alexa, Google assistantsApple updates its privacy page with sleek new lookiPad vs. MacBook: is iPadOS a game changer?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.
admin / admin

admin / admin

2019-11-0100:35:43

Apple has released a whole slew of security updates this week, stretching back quite far, and we discuss some of the changes, and also Apple's problematic HomePod update. Equifax is sued for using admin as user name and password to protect sensitive data. (Duh.) And we take a close look at the many security alerts and dialogs you see with macOS Catalina. Show Notes: Apple AirPods ProNew 13.2 Update Bricking Some HomePodsFacebook sues NSO Group, accusing them of exploiting WhatsApp last MayEquifax used 'admin' as username and password for sensitive data: lawsuitWhat Are All Those macOS Catalina Security Alerts?Get a Mac - Vista Vs MacGet up to 79% off CyberGhost VPN, the best personal VPN solution, that works seamlessly with your Mac, iPhone, iPad, and other devices. Pricing this good doesn't happen very often. Use this special link to save up to 79% on CyberGhost VPN to fortify your online privacy. Don't wait! This special offer is valid this weekend only, through Sunday, November 3, 2019. *Note: 79% discount is based on U.S. pricing; exact percentage of discount varies by currency.
Samsung is foiled by screen protectors, users are spoofed by a clever two-factor authentication con, Firefox offers social tracking protection, and a stalker found his idol by analyzing reflections in her eyes in photos. And Google announces a quantum computing breakthrough that may mean that we need to use reeeeeeaaaaaallllllyyyyy long passwords in the future. Show Notes: Apple Sending User Data to Chinese Company for Fraudulent Website Warnings in SafariAttacker Used Eye Reflections in Pop Star's Photos to Locate Her Home2FA scam reported: "My pass code was accidentally sent to your phone, as I mistyped my phone number which is similar to yours."Firefox 70 for Mac Brings Social Tracking ProtectionGoogle Claims a Quantum Breakthrough That Could Change ComputingGet 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.
After a couple of news items, about Apple sending browsing data to Tencent in China, and a Google exec warning people to be wary of its smart home devices, we discuss Josh's talk at the MacTech conference about developing a security mindset. Show Notes: Apple Sending User Data to Chinese Company for Fraudulent Website Warnings in SafariApple Clarifies Tencent's Role in Fraudulent Website Warnings, Says No URL Data is Shared and Checks are Limited to Mainland ChinaHash (Wikipedia)Google exec says Nest owners should warn guests that their conversations might be recordedJosh's MacTech Conference 2019 presentation slidesGet 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.
Getting Ready for Catalina

Getting Ready for Catalina

2019-10-1100:33:32

Josh and Kirk celebrate the two-year anniversary of the podcast, and discuss getting ready to upgrade to Catalina, with tips on how to ensure that your upgrade will be smooth, and the most efficient way to upgrade your Mac.Show Notes: How to Prepare Your Mac to Upgrade to macOS CatalinaWhat Are 32-Bit and 64-Bit Apps, and Why Do They Matter?Setting Up a New Mac: Should You Migrate or Do a Clean Installation?After iTunes: macOS Catalina and the New Media AppsHow to Manage Media Files with Apple’s New Music, TV, Podcasts, and Books AppsUse Live Listen with AirPods and Powerbeats ProGet 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 the many updates to iOS 13, how legit-looking lightning cables that can hack your devices will soon be on sale, how malspam mostly tries to trick people with bogus links, a Touch ID issue, and much more. Show Notes: Here’s why so many apps are asking to use Bluetooth on iOS 13Developer of Checkm8 explains why iDevice jailbreak exploit is a game changerCorrect Horse Battery StapleResearchers Find New Hack to Read Content Of Password Protected PDF FilesLegit-Looking iPhone Lightning Cables That Hack You Will Be Mass Produced and SoldMost malspam contains a malicious URL these days, not file attachmentsCannot log in to your banking apps on the iPhone? iOS 13 Touch ID bug may be the reasonThis new Google tool protects you against dangerous passwordsGet 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.
It hasn't been long, but Apple has already released iOS 13.1, and iPad OS 13.1, both initially scheduled for next week. Josh and Kirk discuss these updates, an Apple security advisory about third-party iOS keyboard apps, and some other security news, then chat about the new Apple Watches and iPhones.Show Notes: Apple issues iOS 13.1.1 and security updates for every OS, even iOS 12Apple Security Update InfoAbout an issue that impacts third-party keyboard apps in iOS 13 and iPadOSFirefox and Chrome rolling out DNS over HTTPS (DoH) featureThe biggest announcements from Amazon’s fall 2019 hardware eventAmazon Echo Loop demo Remote-access flaws found in 13 SOHO routers and NAS devices 600,000 GPS trackers for people and pets are using 123456 as a password 15,000 private webcams left open to snooping, no password requiredFacebook’s Suspension of ‘Tens of Thousands’ of Apps Reveals Wider Privacy Issues Google Keystone Update Damages File System on SIP-Disabled MacsApple Watch Series 5 Review: incremental changes for a solid deviceApple Watch Meyer Lemon Leather Loop Band ReviewReview: iPhone 11, the iPhone for everyoneGet 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.
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.
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