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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  • Episode 268: The “Secret” Apple Tax - Intego Mac Podcast Episode 268

    December 1st, 2022  |  29 mins 41 secs

    There's more news about Twitter, as Elon Musk has called out the "secret" Apple tax of 30% that large developers pay, that wasn't so secret. We also look at the various types of drives that you can use to back up your Mac: hard drives, SSDs, and NASs.

  • Episode 267: AirPods as Trackers, Hacking Hackers, and Apple Tracking

    November 24th, 2022  |  28 mins 15 secs

    In this week's security news, a stalker used AirPods to track a woman, since they don't sent alerts like AirTags; Australia is hacking hackers in a sort of precrime operation; Apple is tracking a lot of user data; and we give a few tips for the annual Black Friday shopathon.

  • Episode 266: Twitter, AirDrop, and Continuity Camera

    November 17th, 2022  |  27 mins 29 secs

    The situation at Twitter is changing daily, and we have some security tips for staying safe with Twitter’s new verification system. We look at some changes that Apple is making to AirDrop in China, which would be good for everyone. And we discuss the new Continuity Camera feature of macOS Ventura. 

  • Episode 265: Extreme Security and Privacy on the iPhone

    November 10th, 2022  |  28 mins 15 secs

    Apple's new Lockdown Mode provides extreme security and privacy on the iPhone, iPad, and Mac. We discuss how it works, and what the downsides are of using this feature. We also talk about how TikTok's new privacy policy states that staff can access user data, how Zoom mandates new client updates every 90 days, and how the U.S. is planning "nutrition labels" for IoT devices.

  • Episode 264: The Dangers of Verified Accounts on Social Networks

    November 3rd, 2022  |  27 mins 40 secs

    We discuss this week's Apple security updates, explain why some apps have issues with full disk access in macOS Ventura, and we discuss the dangers of verified accounts on social networks, such as Twitter. We also take a close look at one of the biggest changes in macOS Ventura, the System Settings app.

  • Episode 263: What's New in macOS Ventura

    October 27th, 2022  |  30 mins 14 secs

    We take a look at some of the new features in macOS Ventura, and we also discuss the more than 100 vulnerabilities patched in this week's operating system updates. And we discuss Apple's surprising foray into ads for gambling apps in the iOS / iPadOS App Store.

  • Episode 262: Apple's Confusing New iPad Line

    October 20th, 2022  |  31 mins 9 secs

    Apple announced new iPads this week, and now the iPad line is confusing. We look at what this means for people who want to buy a new iPad. We also discuss the new Apple TV, and its Thread support, DuckDuckGo's new "secure" browser, and we have an update on the Lufthansa AirTag kerfuffle.

  • Episode 261: Are AirTags Safe on Airlines?

    October 13th, 2022  |  28 mins 52 secs

    Apple's new crash detection feature in iPhones is creating false positives on roller coasters. Researchers have found a way to use thermal tracking to figure out the password you've just typed. And are AirTags safe on airlines? Lufthansa isn't quite sure.

  • Episode 260: The EU Mandates USB-C Ports

    October 6th, 2022  |  31 mins 47 secs

    The European Union is mandating a common charging port on portable electronic devices. Is forcing manufacturers to use USB-C a good thing, or are there downsides?

  • Episode 259: The Dangers of Expired Domains and Old Email Addresses

    September 29th, 2022  |  28 mins 8 secs

    When domain names expire, anyone can take them over, and not only confuse people used to a company name, but also access any emails sent to that domain.

  • Episode 258: Apple’s New iPhone 14 and Apple Watch Series 8

    September 22nd, 2022  |  30 mins 36 secs

    Josh and Kirk each got a new iPhone 14 Pro, and discuss the new features in the phone. They also look at some bugs in iOS 16, and new malware that may affect the Mac.

  • Episode 257: Hello, iOS 16!

    September 15th, 2022  |  29 mins 16 secs

    iOS 16 and watchOS 9 are here, and we give you some tips on prepping your devices for upgrade. We also discuss which older operating systems will continue to get security updates, and what's up with that standalone Safari update for macOS? And we talk about a new Mac App Store lookalike web page scam that you should be aware of.

  • Episode 256: Apple's Far Out Event

    September 8th, 2022  |  27 mins 38 secs

    Apple has introduced this year's models of the new iPhone, iPhone Pro, and also unveiled a new, rugged Apple Watch, and 2nd generation AirPods Pro. We discuss the new features in these devices.

  • Episode 255: Email Privacy: Apple Hide My Email and DuckDuckGo Email Protection

    September 1st, 2022  |  29 mins 13 secs

    We take a deep dive into two email privacy protection features, from Apple and DuckDuckGo. We also give a few predictions for Apple's Far Out event next week, look at cases where two-factor authentication isn't enough, and discuss how macOS is actively scanning for malware; at least for 13 types of malware.

  • Episode 254: Which Is More Secure: Face ID, Touch ID, or a Passcode?

    August 25th, 2022  |  29 mins 7 secs

    Apple has announced the date for its iPhone event; it's on September 7, and we discuss what we could see. We also look at more mobile apps that inject javascript in web pages in their in-app browsers; are they doing this to collect data? And we look at Face ID, Touch ID, and a passcode to determine which is more secure.

  • Episode 253: Car Hacks, Facebook Tracks, and Windows on Macs

    August 18th, 2022  |  27 mins 48 secs

    We look at another car hack, this time when a security researcher found the private key for Hyundai updates through a Google search. We also explain how Facebook tracks you, even when you don't allow it, and another, even easier way to run Windows on a Mac -- at a cost. Finally, we look at how a security journalist got fooled by a phishing scam.