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 184: The Acme of Thinness

    April 22nd, 2021  |  29 mins 34 secs

    More bad news about Facebook, more browsers just saying no to FLoC, and we look at Apple's Spring Loaded product announcements.

  • Episode 183: 500 Million More Reasons to Talk About Facebook

    April 15th, 2021  |  28 mins 1 sec

    Scammers have a new technique for delivering malware: using online contact forms. A couple of browsers are nixing Google's FLoC ad tracking technology. The FBI has been playing white hat hacker. And e talk about Facebook, and especially the "off-Facebook activity" that tracks you across the internet.

  • Episode 182: Facebook, Google, and Stolen iPhones

    April 8th, 2021  |  30 mins 51 secs

    Facebook leaks 500 million user records, Google is testing a new replacement for cookies to track users, and we explain how to check if that used iPhone you want to buy is stolen.

  • No April Fool's Jokes Here, and Other News

    April 1st, 2021  |  29 mins 47 secs

    We talk about new malware targeting iOS developers, fleeceware in the App Store, 5G vulnerabilities that can leak your location, and discuss private browsing windows, with a Safari tip that is useful for anyone who uses this feature. And we have no April Fool's jokes.

  • 10 Mac security and privacy features to set up right away

    March 25th, 2021  |  27 mins 22 secs

    We discuss our checklist of the 10 security and privacy features that you should set up right away on your new Mac.

  • Google, iOS Security Updates, and the End of the Original HomePod

    March 18th, 2021  |  29 mins 42 secs

    Google is sued for its incognito browsing mode. iOS security updates may be delivered more frequently. We look at how easy it is to take over someone's SMS messages. And we discuss the demise of the original HomePod.

  • Everything You Need to Know About Batteries

    March 11th, 2021  |  35 mins 18 secs

    The iMac Pro is at the end of its life, and we discuss future iMacs. We look at a change in terminology Apple will be introducing in podcasting. And we look at everything you need to know about the batteries in your Apple devices.

  • All About Cookies

    March 4th, 2021  |  30 mins 4 secs

    Could Apple's Rosetta emulation environment not be available in every country? We examine claims that it will be deleted in certain regions. Chrome changes the way it works to try HTTPS by default. And we discuss cookies: how Google will stop using them to track users, and how you can manage and delete them on your Mac or iOS device.

  • Silver Sparrow Malware Targets Apple’s New M1 Macs

    February 25th, 2021  |  31 mins 17 secs

    Silver Sparrow malware has been found targeting Macs, including Apple's new M1 models, but we don't know what the malware is trying to do. Apple has started going after App Store subscription scams, patches an iCloud website vulnerability, will make "zero-click" attacks harder to carry out in iOS. And, yes, we have some good news for Android users.

  • A New Amazon Phishing Scam, Malvertizing, and Apple Activation Lock Removal

    February 18th, 2021  |  32 mins 5 secs

    A new Amazon phishing scam doesn't include links to click, but rather a telephone number to call: beware! Malvertizing takes advantage of a zero-day WebKit vulnerability to display deceptive ads, and serve malware. And Apple has set up a website for people to request the removal of activation lock on devices they own.

  • Software Updates, Scam iPhone Apps, and Using Safari Browser Extensions

    February 11th, 2021  |  35 mins 7 secs

    There were a number of important security updates to key software this week: macOS, Chrome, Edge, and even Plex. We discuss how upgrading a Mac to Big Sur without enough space can cause data loss, we look at scam apps on the iOS app store, and we talk about using Safari browser extensions on the Mac

  • Face ID with Masks, a sudo vulnerability, and Apple's Privacy Labels

    February 4th, 2021  |  31 mins 24 secs

    Apple is testing a new feature allowing users with Face ID iPhones to unlock them with their Apple Watch, if they're wearing masks. There's a vulnerability with the sudo command in various Unix distributions, including macOS. And we discuss how Apple's privacy labels have been abused already by developers.

  • Apple Updates, Web Browsers, and Ergonomics

    January 28th, 2021  |  34 mins 42 secs

    Apple updated most of its operating system, and these updates are important because they patch vulnerabilities that are exploited in the wild. We talk about some web browsers and Flash, and we discuss ergonomics and how you can make your workstation healthier.

  • DNS, Lost Bitcoin, and the new Big Sur Control Center

    January 21st, 2021  |  32 mins 33 secs

    DNS is in the news, following a warning from the NSA and new malware. We discuss how common it is for law enforcement to crack smartphones, and how this should prompt you to choose a more secure passcode for your device. We look another bitcoin owner who's lost millions. And we discuss the new Control Center in macOS Big Sur.

  • How iTunes Changed Apple

    January 14th, 2021  |  33 mins 11 secs

    iTunes is 20 years old. Even if, on the Mac, that name has been eclipsed, the iTunes brand still exists, and iTunes is one of the reasons that Apple is such a strong services company. We also look at some new AppleScript malware, how some millionaires are losing Bitcoin because they forgot their passwords, and discuss "brushing," a new semi-scam where people received Amazon deliveries they never ordered.

  • New Year’s Resolution: Cull Your Notifications

    January 7th, 2021  |  32 mins 3 secs

    There's new malware attacking cryptocurrency apps, WhatsApp warns users about data it is sharing with Facebook, and Apple loses a copyright fight with a company that virtualizes iOS so security researchers can look for vulnerabilities. We also look at how you can manage and secure notifications on your devices, so you don't get too distracted, and also so personal information isn't visible when your devices are locks.