Intego Mac Podcast

Intego Mac Podcast

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Advice from Mac experts on the latest Apple news in security and more
The Year in Mac Security, and Tips for Backing Up Your Mac
Feb 14 • 34 min
We look at the year in Mac security 2017, and discuss the rise in malware. And we discuss the best strategies for backing up your Mac. But first, Kirk tells about how his website was (sort of) hacked. NameCheap Name Server Vulnerability Allows…
Ad Blocking: The Good, the Bad, the Ugly, and the Ethics
Feb 7 • 31 min
An overuse of ads has made it hard to read websites. In order to read easily, and safely, it's useful to use an ad blocker. We discuss why you may want to use an ad blocker, how they work, and how to use them in macOS and iOS. Ad-Blockers: The Good, the…
Malware and Security Lingo: What Do Those Words Mean?
Jan 31 • 32 min
We use lots of strange words to describe malware and security issues. We look at malware and security lingo, explain who gets to name new malware, and also talk about Apple's latest updates to all their operating systems. Apple security update information…
What’s a VPN, and Why Should You Use One?
Jan 24 • 27 min
After a brief discussion of the week's news, we look at VPNs, virtual private networks. We explain how they work, and when and why you might want to use one. Note that Apple released fixes for the Messages bug and some other issues we discuss on January…
What’s Up with My iPhone’s Battery?
Jan 17 • 33 min
We discuss and explain the issue around iPhone batteries, and tell you what to do if your iPhone's battery isn't lasting all day. We also look at a new, dumb password bug in macOS High Sierra, new Wi-Fi security standards, and new Mac malware. Yet another…
Is My Computer’s CPU Secure?
Jan 10 • 31 min
Meltdown and Spectre; two vulnerabilities that affect the majority of computers and portable devices in circulation, need software and perhaps hardware fixes to be secure. Josh discuss an interview he conducted with a security researcher on some…
What to Do if You’ve Been Hacked
Jan 3 • 30 min
The producer of our podcast, Doug Adams, had his iCloud account hacked, and he joins us to explain what happened, and how he resolved the issue. We talk about what to do if this happens to you. And we tell you everything you need to know to not be a…
Handcuffs Made of Tissue Paper
Dec 27, 2017 • 28 min
Search engines collect and harvest lots of data about you, what you look for, where you are, and what you buy. We explain how you can tell Google to store less of their data, and how to change to a more privacy-friendly search engine. And we explain what…
Tom Cruise Is in Every Starbucks
Dec 20, 2017 • 30 min
With just a few days before Christmas, we discuss how to safely shop online in the holiday season and all year round. We also talk about a recent Apple firmware update for AirPort base stations, one that patches the KRACK exploit. Wi-Fi KRACK…
This Is Potemkin Security
Dec 13, 2017 • 28 min
Apple discovered an embarrassing bug on December 2, and had to rush out a hurried update to fix it. We discuss this, look at the best way to back up iOS devices, and explain a change that Apple has made to iOS that trades security for convenience. Early…
I Have Root
Dec 6, 2017 • 27 min
We discuss the recent serious vulnerability that affects macOS High Sierra, which prompted Apple to rush out a security update. We explain what this means, and how important it is to keep your Mac up to date. “I Am Root”: A Retrospective on a Severe Mac…
Tom Cruise Is in the Row Behind You
Nov 29, 2017 • 29 min
We look at a fake antivirus blog that's distributing malware, and we discuss why you need to protect your Mac when you're at the coffee machine. Because Tom Cruise might be lurking near your Mac. Watch Out! A Fake Antivirus Blog is Distributing Proton…
Episode 6: Passwords Are Hard (correcthorsebatterystaple)
Nov 22, 2017 • 32 min
Kirk and Josh talk take a close look at passwords, how to create secure passwords, and what types of passwords to avoid. Episode 5: Two-Factor Authentication; Should You Be Worried about Bitcoin? haveibeenpwned.com correcthorsebatterystaple (XKCD) List of…
Two-Factor Authentication; Should You Be Worried about Bitcoin?
Nov 15, 2017 • 32 min
Kirk and Josh talk explain what two-factor authentication is and why you should use it, then discuss Bitcoin, and explain how some apps and websites hijack your processor to make (virtual) money. Two-Factor Authentication: How It Works and Why You Should…
iOS Apps and Privacy; Amazon Wants to Open Your Front Door
Nov 8, 2017 • 28 min
Kirk and Josh talk discuss recent issues around apps having access to your iPhone's or iPad's camera all the time. They then wonder if they'd let Amazon go into their homes when no one's there to drop off packages. iOS apps can access both your cameras at…
New Mac Malware, and Apple’s New APFS File System
Nov 1, 2017 • 25 min
Kirk McElhearn and Josh Long talk about the latest Mac malware and threats, and look at Apple's new APFS file system, and what you need to know as you upgrade to macOS High Sierra. KRACK and the state of malware that affects Macs Wi-Fi Protected Access II…
Intego’s 20th Anniversary, and a Look at Apple’s Face ID
Oct 23, 2017 • 34 min
Kirk McElhearn and Josh Long chat with Serge Kameni, a long-time Intego developer, about the company's early years, then discuss Apple's Face ID, coming with the iPhone X. Happy Anniversary! Intego Celebrates 20 Years in Business Apple’s Face ID Security…
Introducing the Intego Mac Podcast
Oct 5, 2017 • 26 min
Kirk McElhearn and Josh Long introduce the Intego Mac Podcast and discuss Apple's recent macOS and iOS operating system upgrades, and take a close look at Apple's security and privacy features. Apple's Privacy page Read about the Secure Enclave in this…