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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  • Browser Cookies & Private Browsing

    May 25th, 2018  |  30 mins 21 secs

    We talk about all those GDPR emails you've been receiving, mention a new Spectre-type vulnerability, and then take a deep dive into browser cookies and private browsing.

  • Delete Your Social Media History

    May 18th, 2018  |  31 mins 5 secs

    We discuss the new EFAIL issue affecting encrypted email; discuss a new class-action suit against Apple; and then explain how you can delete your history on Facebook and Twitter. It's not easy, but it's possible.

  • What Is a Firewall, and How Does it Work?

    May 11th, 2018  |  33 mins 55 secs

    After some news about an interesting new iOS security feature, some potential malware, and a surprising move by Microsoft, we delve into firewalls. What is a firewall? How does it work? Why do you need one?

  • Social Engineering Scams to Beware, and Digital Spring Cleaning Tips

    May 4th, 2018  |  29 mins 44 secs

    We explain what tech support scams - by phone, or on the web - are all about, and we then take a close look at the best ways to do a spring cleaning on your Mac.

  • Beware of Trustjacking

    April 27th, 2018  |  31 mins 43 secs

    We discuss three new types of Mac malware, talk about the latest Mac and iOS security updates, then look at a sneaky new threat that can affect the security of your iOS devices.

  • How to Securely Sell Your Old Mac, iPhone, or iPad

    April 20th, 2018  |  31 mins 33 secs

    In this week's episode, we explain why you may see dialogs on your Mac warning that your apps aren't compatible. Then we welcome Brian Burke, the president of, to discuss the best way to sell your old Mac, iPhone, or iPad.

  • Facebook, DNS, Apple Privacy, New Mac Pro, and More

    April 11th, 2018  |  32 mins 20 secs

    We cover a lot this week. Facebook and Cambridge Analytica, a new DNS service for individuals, new Apple privacy features, the new Mac Pro, and more.

  • How to Not Get Scammed Online

    April 4th, 2018  |  27 mins 9 secs

    We look at the ten most common online scams, and explain how to avoid them. And we mention the fact that Apple has updated everything this week.

  • Facebook, Privacy, and Logins

    March 28th, 2018  |  28 mins 51 secs

    After some news - about a 100TB SSD, storing data in DNA, and more - we discuss whether your smart speaker is spying on you, then examine what could happen if you delete your Facebook account. Could you still log in on all the websites where you used your Facebook profile?

  • Which Hard Drive Is Best for Your Mac?

    March 21st, 2018  |  30 mins 11 secs

    We look at the three different types of hard drives you can use with your Mac: hard disks, fusion drives, and SSDs. We also discuss a cryptocurrency miner in the Mac App store, a new device that can crack any iPhone, and rumors of new Mac laptops.

  • Passwords in the Cloud

    March 14th, 2018  |  29 mins 43 secs

    How secure are your passwords and other data in the cloud? We discuss how Apple's iCloud Keychain works, and whether you can trust it. In the news, we look at the "Right to Repair" bill in California, and discuss whether iTunes is going away. (Spoiler: no.)

  • Changes Coming to macOS Server

    March 7th, 2018  |  30 mins 48 secs

    Apple is simplifying its macOS Server software, and we discuss what you may want to do if you use this software. We also look at some recent news, such as how a Mac user was able to track a Mac his sold for three years, and how a company claims they can unlock every iPhone.

  • To Beta or Not to Beta…

    February 28th, 2018  |  27 mins 56 secs

    Is it a good idea to join Apple’s public beta programs, to get access to new features before everyone else? We discuss the pros and cons of being a guinea pig. We also highlight some recent Mac security issues and malware.

  • Do You Really Want an AI Listening to You All the Time?

    February 21st, 2018  |  26 mins 23 secs

    We discuss Apple's HomePod, and the security implications of having an AI listening to you all the time. We also cover news about the Chrome browser's new built-in ad blocker, a text message bug that affects Apple devices (and is now fixed), and an interesting new chip in Apple's iMac Pro.

  • The Year in Mac Security, and Tips for Backing Up Your Mac

    February 14th, 2018  |  34 mins 34 secs

    We look at the year in Mac security 2017, and discuss the rise in malware. And we discuss the best strategies for backing up your Mac. But first, Kirk tells about how his website was (sort of) hacked.

  • Ad Blocking: The Good, the Bad, the Ugly, and the Ethics

    February 7th, 2018  |  31 mins 8 secs

    An overuse of ads has made it hard to read websites. In order to read easily, and safely, it's useful to use an ad blocker. We discuss why you may want to use an ad blocker, how they work, and how to use them in macOS and iOS.