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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  • 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.

  • Beware of Trustjacking

    April 27th, 2018  |  31 mins 43 secs

    We discuss three new types of Mac malware, talk about the latest Mac and iOS security updates, then look at a sneaky new threat that can affect the security of your iOS devices.

  • How to Securely Sell Your Old Mac, iPhone, or iPad

    April 20th, 2018  |  31 mins 33 secs

    In this week's episode, we explain why you may see dialogs on your Mac warning that your apps aren't compatible. Then we welcome Brian Burke, the president of, to discuss the best way to sell your old Mac, iPhone, or iPad.

  • Facebook, DNS, Apple Privacy, New Mac Pro, and More

    April 11th, 2018  |  32 mins 20 secs

    We cover a lot this week. Facebook and Cambridge Analytica, a new DNS service for individuals, new Apple privacy features, the new Mac Pro, and more.

  • How to Not Get Scammed Online

    April 4th, 2018  |  27 mins 9 secs

    We look at the ten most common online scams, and explain how to avoid them. And we mention the fact that Apple has updated everything this week.

  • Facebook, Privacy, and Logins

    March 28th, 2018  |  28 mins 51 secs

    After some news - about a 100TB SSD, storing data in DNA, and more - we discuss whether your smart speaker is spying on you, then examine what could happen if you delete your Facebook account. Could you still log in on all the websites where you used your Facebook profile?