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DNS, Lost Bitcoin, and the new Big Sur Control Center – Intego Mac Podcast Episode 171

DNS is in the news, following a warning from the NSA and new malware. We discuss how common it is for law enforcement to crack smartphones, and how this should prompt you to choose a more secure passcode for your device. We look another bitcoin owner who’s lost millions. And we discuss the new Control Center in macOS Big Sur. Brave becomes first browse
Publish At:2021-01-21 06:20 | Read:172 | Comments:0 | Tags:Intego Mac Security Podcast DNS podcast security

How iTunes Changed Apple – Intego Mac Podcast Episode 170

iTunes is 20 years old. Even if, on the Mac, that name has been eclipsed, the iTunes brand still exists, and iTunes is one of the reasons that Apple is such a strong services company. We also look at some new AppleScript malware, how some millionaires are losing Bitcoin because they forgot their passwords, and discuss “brushing,” a new semi-scam
Publish At:2021-01-14 06:38 | Read:200 | Comments:0 | Tags:Intego Mac Security Podcast Intego Mac Podcast iTunes podcas

New Year’s Resolution: Cull Your Notifications – Intego Mac Podcast Episode 169

There’s new malware attacking cryptocurrency apps, WhatsApp warns users about data it is sharing with Facebook, and Apple loses a copyright fight with a company that virtualizes iOS so security researchers can look for vulnerabilities. We also look at how you can manage and secure notifications on your devices, so you don’t get too distracted, an
Publish At:2021-01-08 01:30 | Read:141 | Comments:0 | Tags:Intego Mac Security Podcast cryptocurrency Intego Mac Podcas

A Brief History of Adobe Flash Player: From Multimedia to Malware – Intego Mac Podcast Episode 168

On December 31, 2020, Adobe Flash Player is officially dead. This browser plugin, which provided multimedia content for the early internet, has been plagued by security issues, and became the most exploited vector for malware on the Mac. We look back on 25 years of Flash.Apple security in 2019: year in reviewApple Security 2020: The Year in ReviewIf you like
Publish At:2020-12-31 18:00 | Read:315 | Comments:0 | Tags:Intego Mac Security Podcast Flash malware security

Looking Back on the Year in Apple Security – Intego Mac Podcast Episode 167

As the year ends, we look back on the security issues that arose in 2020, including malware that bypassed Apple’s checks, Flash Player malware, and malware that specifically targeted Mac developers.Apple security in 2019: year in reviewApple Security 2020: The Year in ReviewIf you like what you hear, be sure to rate and review the Intego Mac Podcast on
Publish At:2020-12-25 10:50 | Read:249 | Comments:0 | Tags:Intego Mac Security Podcast Apple podcast security

Understanding Apple’s App Privacy Information – Intego Mac Podcast Episode 166

Apple has introduced new app privacy information on its app stores, explaining how developers collect data. We also look at this week’s Apple updates, including one for iOS 12, and even iCloud for Windows. And we discuss how Google is manipulating links in emails, ostensibly to protect users.Apple releases iOS 12.5 for older iPhones with support for CO
Publish At:2020-12-18 07:14 | Read:289 | Comments:0 | Tags:Intego Mac Security Podcast privacy

What Do You Want for Christmas? – Intego Mac Podcast Episode 165

Apple announces new over-the-ear headphones, AirPods Max, and we discuss whether these meet the needs of our hosts. Apple doubles down on anti-tracking rules, and WhatsApps complains about Apple’s coming “nutritional labels” about data collection in apps. And Apple and Cloudflare have come up with a new way of sending DNS requests that prot
Publish At:2020-12-11 07:32 | Read:233 | Comments:0 | Tags:Intego Mac Security Podcast podcast

A Week with the New MacBook Air – Intego Mac Podcast Episode 164

We discuss how new security features in macOS Big Sur can make it difficult to install certain apps. We talk about Amazon Sidewalk, a feature that will share your bandwidth from Amazon devices. We look at an astounding remote wi-fi exploit that could have let hackers access your iPhone. And Kirk discusses his first week with the new MacBook Air, which has su
Publish At:2020-12-03 08:26 | Read:178 | Comments:0 | Tags:Intego Mac Security Podcast Intego Mac Podcast

Black Friday; Securely Dispose of Your Old Mac; The HomePod mini – Intego Mac Podcast Episode 163

With Black Friday and Cyber Monday coming up, we give some tips on buying older devices that may be insecure. We discuss how to audit your subscriptions with Apple, so you don’t pay for what you’re no longer using. We look at how to securely dispose of a Mac when you’re selling or giving it away. And we talk about the new HomePod mini: is i
Publish At:2020-11-26 12:38 | Read:179 | Comments:0 | Tags:Intego Mac Security Podcast podcast

How To Prepare Your Mac for macOS Big Sur – Intego Mac Podcast Episode 162

Apple released macOS Big Sur last week. On release day, there were a number of issues, including problems launching apps on Macs. We discuss what happened, and how Apple is changing its Gatekeeper security check. We also talk about when you should upgrade to Big Sur and how you should prepare your Mac for the big upgrade. MacBook Pro 2013 and 2014 may get br
Publish At:2020-11-20 00:38 | Read:402 | Comments:0 | Tags:Intego Mac Security Podcast macOS Big Sur podcast

Apple Launches New Macs, and Big Sur Arrives – Intego Mac Podcast Episode 161

Apple announced three new Macs with its own processors, the first of a transition of the complete line of Macs to Apple silicon that should be complete in about two years. At the same time, macOS Big Sur is released. We discuss the new Macs, Apple’s M1 “system on a chip”, and a two-year old Apple bug that still hasn’t been fixed. Appl
Publish At:2020-11-12 13:13 | Read:315 | Comments:0 | Tags:Intego Mac Security Podcast Mac macOS Big Sur

What to do if you think you have malware on your Mac – Intego Mac Podcast Episode 160

Sometimes when things start going wrong on your Mac, you may think you have malware. In this episode, Josh and Kirk discuss the possible signs of a malware attack, and the steps to take if you think that you’ve been infection. In the introduction, we said we didn’t think there would be much Apple-related news this week, but we learned that Apple
Publish At:2020-11-05 13:31 | Read:397 | Comments:0 | Tags:Intego Mac Security Podcast backup malware podcast

Will Quantum Computing Change Computer Security? – Intego Mac Podcast Episode 159

Quantum computing is just around the corner, and it will affect the way computer security works. Strong passwords and encryption will be cracked, and we’ll need new ways to secure our data and identity. We also discuss complaints against Apple’s coming anti-tracking protection in iOS, and we revisit the suggestions that Apple may build its own se
Publish At:2020-10-29 13:49 | Read:404 | Comments:0 | Tags:Intego Mac Security Podcast encryption quantum computing sec

Apple’s New iPhone 12 and HomePod mini

Josh and Kirk talk about Apple’s announcement of the iPhone 12, and whether they plan to upgrade. They explain the point of the HomePod mini, and discuss what Siri can do with this new home device from Apple. We also look at the new MagSafe charging system on the iPhone 12.Apple Announces iPhone 12 and HomePod miniApple HomePod Review: Superior Sound,
Publish At:2020-10-15 13:30 | Read:437 | Comments:0 | Tags:Intego Mac Security Podcast HomePod iPhone podcast

Three Years! And What’s Next for Apple? – Intego Mac Podcast Episode 156

Josh and Kirk celebrate three years of the Intego Mac Podcast, and we discuss what Apple is likely to announce next week. We also look at a useful tip to keep thieves from using a stolen iPhone, a problematic macOS update that Apple had to pull, and serious, unmatchable issues with the T2 security chip in recent Macs. And yet another reminder that Flash is d
Publish At:2020-10-08 11:13 | Read:423 | Comments:0 | Tags:Intego Mac Security Podcast podcast

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