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 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.

  • 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!