Intego Mac Podcast

Episode Archive

Episode Archive

321 episodes of Intego Mac Podcast since the first episode, which aired on October 5th, 2017.

  • Episode 289: AI Is Everywhere, and How to Set Up an Old Mac as a Server

    April 27th, 2023  |  29 mins 52 secs

    AI is coming to an app near you. We discuss how these features will affect work, and the potential security implications of AI tools snarfing up files in businesses. We also discuss how to set up an old - or new - Mac as a home server. It's a useful tool if you have multiple Macs.

  • Episode 288: Sideloading on iOS, Lockbit Ransomware on Mac, and Zero-Day Chrome Vulnerabilities

    April 20th, 2023  |  30 mins 12 secs

    Lockbit ransomware is starting to target Macs, two zero-day Chrome vulnerabilities require urgent updates, and sideloading - installing apps not from Apple's App Store - is coming to iOS soon; at least in the EU.

  • Episode 287: Juice Jacking, Best Buy Phishing, and Garage Doors Redux

    April 13th, 2023  |  27 mins 56 secs

    The FBI warns people not to use public charging stations; we warned about this five years ago. An interesting phishing attack leverages QuickBooks accounting software to send fake invoices to people. And what does a company do if its smart garage doors are hacked? Disable them.

  • Episode 286: Supply Chain Attacks, Garage Doors, and Exploding USB Drives

    April 6th, 2023  |  26 mins 58 secs

    We look at new malware that uses a supply chain attack; we explain what this is, and why it is not uncommon. We discuss how hackers can open a certain company's garage doors from anywhere, and how a journalist got injured by a malicious USB drive that exploded.

  • Episode 285: New Mac Malware, and Stolen Session Cookies

    March 30th, 2023  |  29 mins 24 secs

    New Mac malware can exfiltrate various types of data from your Mac, and a Chrome extension can steal Facebook session cookies. We discuss how stolen session cookies can give attackers easy access to your accounts, and potential ways to thwart this.

  • 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.