Intego Mac Podcast
Advice from Mac experts on the latest Apple news in security and more
Episode 284: AI Malware, Copilot, & Passkeys
March 23rd, 2023 | 30 mins 19 secs
Can malware use AI to modify itself after it's been installed on a computer? Can AI help you in daily productivity tasks? And will passkeys replace passwords?
Episode 283: Phishing Hackers Defeat 2FA via Man-in-the-Middle Attacks
March 16th, 2023 | 27 mins 9 secs
Apple has finally stopped selling the Apple Watch Series 3, which can no longer get security updates. The FBI shuts down 11-year old malware. And a $300 hacking tool enables phishers to defeat two-factor authentication using automated man-in-the-middle attacks.
Episode 282: ScamBots and ScAmazon
March 9th, 2023 | 29 mins 38 secs
ChatGPT is helping scammers create phishing emails that don't sound phony, and Amazon sells plenty of items that are scams. Scammers are using AI-generated voices to scam elderly people, and the EU wants messaging apps - including Apple's iMessage - to be interoperable.
Episode 281: Pirated Mac Apps Contain Malware, and iMessage Support on Windows (Sort of)
March 2nd, 2023 | 31 mins 27 secs
Mac malware is again found in pirated applications, LastPass was hacked via an employee's home computer running Plex, and hackers may be able to get into a bank account with an AI-generated voice. Microsoft makes a step toward supporting iMessage on Windows, and we look at a new Nokia phone that is easily repairable.
Episode 280: Twitter and Two-Factor Authentication
February 23rd, 2023 | 28 mins 50 secs
With SMS-based two-factor authentication no longer free on Twitter, we discuss the more secure and free way of protecting your account using an authenticator app. We also look at new details about Apple's latest security updates, Windows on M-series Macs, and a WhatsApp warning about reused phone numbers.
Episode 279: Apple Zero-Day Update, the Kia Challenge, and How to Factory Reset Apple Devices
February 16th, 2023 | 28 mins 50 secs
Apple has issued an update for a zero-day, in the wild, WebKit vulnerability. The Kia Challenge has shown that you can start some cars with a USB cable. And sometimes you need to factory reset Apple devices; we explain how.
Episode 278: ChatGPT & AI Risks
February 9th, 2023 | 30 mins 19 secs
AI has reached an inflection point; we discuss ChatGPT and other AI tools and their potential security and privacy risks. We also have an ears-on report about the new HomePod; it sounds better than expected.
Episode 277: Credential Stuffing, Pig Butchering, Security Keys for Your Apple Account, and the New Mac mini
February 2nd, 2023 | 30 mins 36 secs
This week's threats involve credential stuffing and pig butchering, and we examine whether you should use security keys to protect your Apple ID account, and why the new Mac mini is a maxi computer.
Episode 276: The Year in Mac Malware 2022
January 26th, 2023 | 26 mins 43 secs
Apple has updated all its operating systems again, and even issued a security update for iOS 12. We discuss new features in the HomePod software, and we look back at the notable Mac malware of 2022.
Episode 275: M2 Chip Boost, New Macs, and the Return of the HomePod
January 19th, 2023 | 28 mins 4 secs
Apple has introduced the latest versions of its M2 chips, and updated three Mac models. They also surprised everyone with a new, full-sized HomePod. We also look at brand-based phishing, Google's AirTag clones, and a trifecta of stories about instant messaging apps.
Episode 274: Safari at 20, Apple Crash Detection False Positives, and ChatGPT AI for Hackers
January 12th, 2023 | 28 mins 51 secs
We discuss the 20th anniversary of Apple's Safari web browser, look at more false positives on roller coasters and ski slopes with Apple's crash detection, then finish looking at our Apple security and privacy roundup for 2022.
Episode 273: LastPass, TikTok, Phishing, and the Year in Apple Security and Privacy
January 5th, 2023 | 28 mins 29 secs
Password manager LastPass had a data breach, and users' vaults are at risk; TikTok spied on US journalists; and two new phishing attempts showing how complex techniques are used to try to fool people. And we begin our look at the year in Apple security and privacy.
Episode 272: Top 10 Security and Privacy Tips for Apple Users
December 29th, 2022 | 28 mins 46 secs
There are some basic tips that can help you enhance the security and privacy of your Apple devices. We go over a list of ten top tips that you might want to look into as a New Year's resolution.
Episode 271: Stalkerware, Gatekeeper Vulnerabilities, and No Mac Pro for Christmas
December 22nd, 2022 | 27 mins 28 secs
Commercial stalkerware can record everything on a victim's iPhone; yet another Gatekeeper bypass shows that even Lockdown Mode isn't impermeable; and Apple hasn't transitioned all its Macs to its own processors: the Mac Pro still hasn't made the change.
Episode 270: Apple’s Advanced Data Protection
December 15th, 2022 | 31 mins 3 secs
Apple has released a slew of updates and new features for most of its operating systems. We'll take a look at some of the highlights including Apple's Advanced Data Protection.
Episode 269: Find My Finds More
December 8th, 2022 | 28 mins 39 secs
We discuss several stories about Apple's Find My app: when it goes terribly wrong, how stalkers are using it, and how you can now ping an AirTag from your Mac. We also warn about prolific new email scams, discuss Apple's new karaoke feature, and more.