Intego Mac Podcast

Episode Archive

Episode Archive

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

  • What's a Botnet, and How Do They Work?

    August 17th, 2018  |  27 mins 1 sec

    We mention the term "botnet" from time to time, but what exactly is a botnet? How does it work? Is it self-aware? Can botnets be taken down? We look into this, and discuss the week's security news.

  • Should You Be Concerned About Porn Blackmail Emails?

    August 10th, 2018  |  28 mins 43 secs

    Lots of people having been receiving blackmail emails claiming that they've been filmed watching porn. We explain how this scam works. We also talk about the difference between 32-bit and 64-bit apps, Firefox's new DNS scheme, and more.

  • Security Software Deep Dive: How Intego NetBarrier Firewall Works

    August 3rd, 2018  |  25 mins 33 secs

    We take a close look at how Intego's NetBarrier firewall works. We explain how its multi-pronged defense keeps you safe, and discuss how best to set it up.

  • Episode 41: Malware Masquerades as an Intego Software Installer

    July 27th, 2018  |  29 mins 17 secs

    Some malware was found recently that pretends to be an Intego VirusBarrier installer. We also talk about Google's choice to suggest that HTTP websites are insecure, and a recent story showing that security keys can prevent phishing.

  • How to Protect Your Digital Legacy

    July 20th, 2018  |  31 mins 41 secs

    We discuss how you can protect your digital legacy and ensure that your data doesn't get lost if something happens to you, and we discuss the many elements of your data that are accessible from the lock screen of your iPhone or iPad.

  • Security Software Deep Dive: How Antivirus Works

    July 13th, 2018  |  32 mins 12 secs

    After a tale of an Apple ID getting blocked for a strange reason, and some security news, we take a close look at how antivirus software works.

  • How to Make Sure Your Mac’s Software Is Working Smoothly

    July 6th, 2018  |  31 mins 45 secs

    We discuss some ways to check your Mac's software and ensure that it is running smoothly. And we bring the latest Mac security news.

  • How to Make Sure Your Mac’s Hardware Is Working Properly

    June 29th, 2018  |  28 mins 25 secs

    We discuss some ways to check your Mac's hardware to make sure everything is working correctly, and we discussed some recent security issues, and a new way that wi-fi will be protected in the future.

  • Lock Down and Secure Your Router

    June 22nd, 2018  |  26 mins 51 secs

    We look at your home router and explain the many steps you can take to make sure it is secure.

  • Where's the Best Place to Buy Mac Apps?

    June 15th, 2018  |  30 mins 45 secs

    Some new security threats arise, and we discuss code signing and Apple's Gatekeeper technology. We then look at the pros and cons of buying Mac apps from the Mac App Store or directly from developers.

  • iOS 12, macOS Mojave, Features and Security & Privacy Enhancements

    June 8th, 2018  |  30 mins 50 secs

    We cover Apple's new operating system announcements, looking at the new features in iOS 12 and macOS Mojave. And we take a close look at the security and privacy features in these operating systems.

  • Cryptojacking, Russian Router Malware, and Parental Controls

    June 1st, 2018  |  31 mins 52 secs

    We discuss Apple's recent operating system updates - and the one they didn't update - cover some new malware, and then take a close look at using parental controls on the Mac and on iOS.

  • Browser Cookies & Private Browsing

    May 25th, 2018  |  30 mins 21 secs

    We talk about all those GDPR emails you've been receiving, mention a new Spectre-type vulnerability, and then take a deep dive into browser cookies and private browsing.

  • Delete Your Social Media History

    May 18th, 2018  |  31 mins 5 secs

    We discuss the new EFAIL issue affecting encrypted email; discuss a new class-action suit against Apple; and then explain how you can delete your history on Facebook and Twitter. It's not easy, but it's possible.

  • What Is a Firewall, and How Does it Work?

    May 11th, 2018  |  33 mins 55 secs

    After some news about an interesting new iOS security feature, some potential malware, and a surprising move by Microsoft, we delve into firewalls. What is a firewall? How does it work? Why do you need one?

  • Social Engineering Scams to Beware, and Digital Spring Cleaning Tips

    May 4th, 2018  |  29 mins 44 secs

    We explain what tech support scams - by phone, or on the web - are all about, and we then take a close look at the best ways to do a spring cleaning on your Mac.