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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  • 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.

  • Is Apple Changing from a Hardware Company to a Service Company?

    November 30th, 2018  |  32 mins 59 secs

    This week's news include info about an Instagram data breach, an Amazon data breach, a new class-action lawsuit against Apple, and an expensive way to get access to your iPhone if you get locked out. Then we discuss whether Apple is morphing from a hardware company to a service company.

  • New Security Features in iOS 12 and macOS Mojave

    November 23rd, 2018  |  30 mins 2 secs

    We take a close look at the great new security features in iOS 12 and macOS Mojave. We also answer a few reader questions, about the Activity Monitor app, about when to upgrade hardware, and whether "free" media sites are safe.

  • The Advantages of Using a VPN, with CyberGhost

    November 16th, 2018  |  31 mins 5 secs

    We've often stressed how important it is to use a VPN. Today we welcome Andra Zaharia from Intego's partner company CyberGhost to discuss why we all need a VPN at times.

  • How to Shop Securely (and Save Money) on Black Friday

    November 9th, 2018  |  30 mins 7 secs

    After some brief security news about the Mac, we discuss how you can be sure to shop securely on Black Friday; and we give you some tips to save money too!

  • Apple Brings Out New Macs and iPads

    November 2nd, 2018  |  31 mins 32 secs

    Apple released new Macs and iPads this week, and Josh and Kirk talk about the new MacBook Air, the Mac mini, and the iPod Pro. We also cover some security news, such as new Mac malware, Apple security updates, and more.

  • How to Spot Fake Online Product Reviews

    October 26th, 2018  |  28 mins 37 secs

    The holiday shopping season is here, and we all look at online product reviews, right? But many of them are fake. How can you tell which are reliable? We discuss that, cover more revelations about the "big hack" story that Bloomberg published recently, and more.

  • Security Deep Dive: Digital Certificates

    October 19th, 2018  |  28 mins 30 secs

    We take a close look at how digital certificates work, and how they don't. We also discuss the latest Facebook data breach, Apple's new data download feature, and more.

  • Was the Big Hack Really Big? And We Celebrate Our One-Year Anniversary

    October 12th, 2018  |  28 mins 30 secs

    Was it really a big hack? Bloomberg claims that a Chinese hardware hack affected Apple, Amazon, and others, but the companies deny this accusation. And we look back on the first year of the podcast.

  • Facebook Blunders, Sloppy Russian Hackers, and More

    October 5th, 2018  |  27 mins 15 secs

    Two major blunders have led a lot of people to question the security and privacy of Facebook. Some Russian hackers were caught trying to access a wi-fi network in the Netherlands. And law enforcement forced someone to open their iPhone X using Face ID.

  • macOS Mojave Is Here

    September 28th, 2018  |  33 mins

    macOS Mojave has been released this week, and we discuss the main features that users will like (or not). We also look at Apple's recent security updates to all its operating systems, and some recent security threats, including a way to get access to any iPhone with only its phone number (don't worry, you probably won't be targeted).

  • 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.