Intego Mac Podcast

Advice from Mac experts on the latest Apple news in security and more

About the show

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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Episodes

  • Episode 209: What the heck is Apple doing??

    October 14th, 2021  |  30 mins 18 secs

    Apple has released a security update for an actively exploited vulnerability, but only for iOS 15, not iOS 14? What are they doing? We also discuss how Apple sometimes offers security updates for older versions of macOS, but not always.

  • Episode 208: iPad mini 6, Facebook's Time-Out, and a Contactless iPhone Rip-Off

    October 7th, 2021  |  28 mins 4 secs

    Facebook's downtime shows how risky it is to use social media services to log into other services. An interesting proof of concept can steal money from Visa cards on iPhones. And we discuss the new iPad mini 6, and the Apple Watch Series 7 that goes on sale Friday.

  • Episode 207: iOS 12 Security Updates, Zero-Day iOS Vulnerabilities, and the iPhone 13

    September 30th, 2021  |  30 mins 29 secs

    Apple issues a security update for iOS 12, zero-day vulnerabilities target iOS and iPadOS, and we look at the iPhone 13 Pro.

  • Episode 206: Why Doesn't Apple Want People to Upgrade to iOS 15?

    September 23rd, 2021  |  30 mins 2 secs

    There's new Mac malware hiding in a terminal emulator app, an interesting Finder vulnerability, and Apple launches iCloud+. We also wonder why Apple isn't prompting iOS users to upgrade to iOS 15

  • Episode 205: Apple’s Consistent Iteration

    September 16th, 2021  |  32 mins 30 secs

    Apple has patched two in-the-wild vulnerabilities, and you should update your devices right away. We look at the dangers of "corrupt my file" websites. And we discuss Apple's new product announcements.

  • Episode 204: CSAM, GDPR, and Android Updates

    September 9th, 2021  |  28 mins 7 secs

    Apple pauses their new CSAM image scanning rollout, WhatsApp gets slapped with a big GDPR fine in Ireland, and Germany is mandating seven years of updates for all mobile phones. We also discuss new Mac malware, and Intego's 100% virus detection rating.

  • Episode 203: Zero Click, Russian Fines, and Apple Wallet

    September 2nd, 2021  |  31 mins 42 secs

    A new zero-click exploit targets the iPhone, Russia fines internet companies for not storing user data in the country, and you'll soon be able to put a driver's license in Apple Wallet, but should you?

  • Episode 202: How We've Changed Our Approach to Security and Privacy

    August 26th, 2021  |  30 mins 51 secs

    Josh and Kirk look at some new iCloud features, and talk about how they've changed their security and privacy practices over the 200+ episodes of the Intego Mac Podcast.

  • Episode 201: Apple's New Child Protection Features

    August 19th, 2021  |  28 mins 37 secs

    Apple has announced Expanded Protections for Children, designed to help limit the spread of child sexual abuse material. However, these features scan photos on iPhones and iPads, and many privacy advocates are concerned by their potential for misuse.

  • Episode 200: Tales from the Hackin’ Shack with Patrick Wardle

    August 12th, 2021  |  32 mins 51 secs

    For the 200th episode of the Intego Mac Podcast, we welcome independent security researcher Patrick Wardle, who shares tales of finding bugs and vulnerabilities on the iPhone and Mac.

  • Episode 199: Understanding iCloud Private Relay

    August 5th, 2021  |  30 mins 5 secs

    The Apple watch has been updated to cover a recent security vulnerability that has been patched on other Apple operating systems. Zoom pays users for lying, Apple brings back the Store tab on its website, and we look at how the forthcoming iCloud Private Relay works.

  • Buying and Selling Computer Vulnerabilities

    July 29th, 2021  |  29 mins 26 secs

    A new Apple update is released for a zero-day vulnerability exploited in the wild, we discuss how vulnerability brokers buy and sell computer bugs, and we look at three free secure email services.

  • Episode 197: Prepare for the End of 3G Networks

    July 22nd, 2021  |  29 mins 24 secs

    Apple has released security updates for all its operating systems. We discuss the new disclosures about Pegasus spyware, and Apple's response. And we look at what will happen when mobile phone carriers shut down their 3G networks; you may have 3G devices that you don't think about. And Josh has a new laptop; finally.

  • Episode 196: Screenshots and Shortcuts

    July 15th, 2021  |  31 mins 37 secs

    Apple is fixing a bug that would disable network access on devices connecting to wi-fi networks containing weird characters, and Ring rolls out end-to-end encryption for doorbells. We take a close look at how to shoot screenshots on the Mac, and we discuss the new Shortcuts coming to macOS Monterey

  • Episode 195: The Danger of Internet-Connected Devices

    July 8th, 2021  |  31 mins 31 secs

    We take another look at Windows 11 system requirements, we discuss another strange wi-fi network name that can break iPhones, and we look closely at the issue of Western Digital network storage devices that have had data deleted by hackers.

  • Episode 194: iCloud Calendar Spam, In-App Purchases, and Windows 11

    July 1st, 2021  |  28 mins 19 secs

    Owners of WD MyCloud Drives have found all their data remotely wiped by hackers. iCloud Calendar spam is problem again, and we explain why, and how to fix it. We also discuss managing in-app purchases and app subscriptions, and we even discuss the forthcoming Windows 11.