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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  • 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.

  • 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.