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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  • What iOS 12 Means for You

    September 21st, 2018  |  32 mins 9 secs

    We take a look at some of the new features in iOS 12, released early this week. We also talk about some issues with Safari 12 and extensions, and follow up on a story we reported about malware in Mac App Store apps from Trend Micro.

  • Is the Mac App Store Really Safe?

    September 14th, 2018  |  32 mins 32 secs

    We used to think that apps from the Mac App Store were safe, but some recently discovered issues where apps purchased at the Mac App Store have been sending user data to servers have made us reconsider that.

  • Coming Soon from Apple

    September 7th, 2018  |  28 mins 23 secs

    We discuss the new products that Apple might (or is likely to) announcement next week. We also cover some privacy news about Twitter and Apple's App Store.

  • Advanced Persistent Threats by Nation-State Caliber Threat Actors

    August 31st, 2018  |  30 mins 30 secs

    We start by looking at a couple of small but interesting updates to Apple hardware, then we discuss two advanced persistent threats. Do you know what this means? Listen to find out.

  • Can You Prevent Google from Tracking Your Movements?

    August 24th, 2018  |  30 mins 29 secs

    Google tracks your movement even when you tell its apps not to. We discuss this, and tell you how to turn off this "feature." We also discuss the latest Apple and security news.

  • 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.