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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  • This Is a Brain Hack

    March 22nd, 2019  |  33 mins 35 secs

    We take a deep dive into spam: how it works, and how you can manage it. We also discuss another Facebook blunder, some thoughts on preventing facial recognition software from spotting you, and a new porn blackmail scam allegedly from the CIA.

  • Spoiler Alert

    March 15th, 2019  |  33 mins 13 secs

    Josh tells us about the RSA security conference, and there are some new vulnerabilities that affect processors; one even has its own website. We also bring you some news about Facebook using phone numbers when they said they wouldn't, and Firefox's new secure file-transfer service.

  • Maintain Your Privacy When Browsing the Web

    March 8th, 2019  |  33 mins 19 secs

    All modern web browsers provide the capability to use "private browsing," a way of maintaining your privacy when using the web. We discuss how to use this feature, as well as some browser extensions that will also mask some of your personal information.

  • Marzipan and the iOSification of macOS

    March 1st, 2019  |  28 mins 47 secs

    After some news about Facebook and user data (again), and a look at Apple's plan for securely managing health records, we look at Marzipan, Apple's framework for allowing iOS apps to easily run on macOS. What will the future look like? Will macOS become similar to iOS? And will we see touch-screen Macs in the future?

  • How to Securely Dispose of Hard Drives

    February 22nd, 2019  |  31 mins 43 secs

    A Messages prank, Google getting caught with a hidden mic, and password managers have flaws. And we discuss destroying hard drives creatively.

  • How to Avoid Getting Hacked After Data Breaches

    February 15th, 2019  |  31 mins 23 secs

    Data breaches are common, and when this happens, and your data is included, you need to know what to do to protect yourself. We take a deep dive into data breaches and the things you can do to keep yourself safe.

  • Why Doesn't Apple Have a Mac Bug Bounty Program?

    February 8th, 2019  |  32 mins 23 secs

    We discuss a new macOS Keychain vulnerability, which raises the question of why Apple still doesn't have a Mac bug bounty program. We also discuss shortcomings of two-factor authentication, the removal of the Do Not Track feature from Safari, whether or not Google Chrome's lookalike URL warnings are actually a good thing, and more.

  • FaceTime, Facebook, Google, Shortcuts, Steganography, and More

    February 1st, 2019  |  28 mins 24 secs

    Apple had a mean FaceTime bug; then they slapped down Facebook, and Google, for some underhanded app distribution. There are security risks using iOS Shortcuts, and there's new malware using steganography.

  • The Biggest Data Breach Ever; Is Your Data Included?

    January 25th, 2019  |  37 mins 5 secs

    Google is blocking ad blockers, but not their own ads. Apple has released a slew of updates. And the biggest data breach ever has been discovered, with 2.7 billion records. Is your data included?

  • Routers, Tweets, Bugs, and More

    January 18th, 2019  |  30 mins 36 secs

    This week we focus on a wide range of security news. From router vulnerabilities to tweets storing precise location data; from $2 million bug bounties to Face ID issues; and lots more.

  • It's the Ecosystem, Stupid

    January 11th, 2019  |  28 mins 26 secs

    We discuss Apple's trolling of other companies at the Consumer Electronics show this week, a delivery tracking app that sends and receives data in a strange way, and we then look at how Apple's ecosystem may be "under-appreciated," according to Tim Cook.

  • New Year's Resolutions to Secure Your Mac and iOS Devices

    January 4th, 2019  |  29 mins 1 sec

    As the new year rolls in, we look at some New Year's resolutions to secure your Mac and iOS devices. These are simple tips that you can apply immediately to make your devices more secure.

  • The Year in Mac and iOS Security

    December 28th, 2018  |  30 mins 18 secs

    We look at the biggest stories of 2018, and we discuss the impressive rise in the amount of malware that targets the Mac.

  • How Mobile Apps Track Your Location

    December 21st, 2018  |  31 mins 43 secs

    New iPad Pros bend, but Apple says it's okay. Android's Face Unlock is much less secure than Apple's Face ID, and can be fooled with a 3D-printed head. And we look at a bank's password blunder. Then we look at how mobile apps track your location, and sell that data.

  • How to Set Up a New Mac

    December 14th, 2018  |  30 mins 32 secs

    There's a lot of security news this week, and we look at how facial recognition has been used at concerts, and at doorbells, a security vulnerability in software for headsets, and the most popular passwords of the year. Then we discuss the best way to set up a new Mac.

  • How to Choose the Mac You Need

    December 7th, 2018  |  31 mins 26 secs

    We discuss how to choose a new Mac among the broad line-up of Apple's products. We also look at some recent security issues, including a clever Touch ID scam, some new Mac Spyware, and more. And, Tom Cruise is in the news.