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 279: Apple Zero-Day Update, the Kia Challenge, and How to Factory Reset Apple Devices

    February 16th, 2023  |  28 mins 50 secs

    Apple has issued an update for a zero-day, in the wild, WebKit vulnerability. The Kia Challenge has shown that you can start some cars with a USB cable. And sometimes you need to factory reset Apple devices; we explain how.

  • Episode 278: ChatGPT & AI Risks

    February 9th, 2023  |  30 mins 19 secs

    AI has reached an inflection point; we discuss ChatGPT and other AI tools and their potential security and privacy risks. We also have an ears-on report about the new HomePod; it sounds better than expected.

  • Episode 277: Credential Stuffing, Pig Butchering, Security Keys for Your Apple Account, and the New Mac mini

    February 2nd, 2023  |  30 mins 36 secs

    This week's threats involve credential stuffing and pig butchering, and we examine whether you should use security keys to protect your Apple ID account, and why the new Mac mini is a maxi computer.

  • Episode 276: The Year in Mac Malware 2022

    January 26th, 2023  |  26 mins 43 secs

    Apple has updated all its operating systems again, and even issued a security update for iOS 12. We discuss new features in the HomePod software, and we look back at the notable Mac malware of 2022.

  • Episode 275: M2 Chip Boost, New Macs, and the Return of the HomePod

    January 19th, 2023  |  28 mins 4 secs

    Apple has introduced the latest versions of its M2 chips, and updated three Mac models. They also surprised everyone with a new, full-sized HomePod. We also look at brand-based phishing, Google's AirTag clones, and a trifecta of stories about instant messaging apps.

  • Episode 274: Safari at 20, Apple Crash Detection False Positives, and ChatGPT AI for Hackers

    January 12th, 2023  |  28 mins 51 secs

    We discuss the 20th anniversary of Apple's Safari web browser, look at more false positives on roller coasters and ski slopes with Apple's crash detection, then finish looking at our Apple security and privacy roundup for 2022.

  • Episode 273: LastPass, TikTok, Phishing, and the Year in Apple Security and Privacy

    January 5th, 2023  |  28 mins 29 secs

    Password manager LastPass had a data breach, and users' vaults are at risk; TikTok spied on US journalists; and two new phishing attempts showing how complex techniques are used to try to fool people. And we begin our look at the year in Apple security and privacy.

  • Episode 272: Top 10 Security and Privacy Tips for Apple Users

    December 29th, 2022  |  28 mins 46 secs

    There are some basic tips that can help you enhance the security and privacy of your Apple devices. We go over a list of ten top tips that you might want to look into as a New Year's resolution.

  • Episode 271: Stalkerware, Gatekeeper Vulnerabilities, and No Mac Pro for Christmas

    December 22nd, 2022  |  27 mins 28 secs

    Commercial stalkerware can record everything on a victim's iPhone; yet another Gatekeeper bypass shows that even Lockdown Mode isn't impermeable; and Apple hasn't transitioned all its Macs to its own processors: the Mac Pro still hasn't made the change.

  • Episode 270: Apple’s Advanced Data Protection

    December 15th, 2022  |  31 mins 3 secs

    Apple has released a slew of updates and new features for most of its operating systems. We'll take a look at some of the highlights including Apple's Advanced Data Protection.

  • Episode 269: Find My Finds More

    December 8th, 2022  |  28 mins 39 secs

    We discuss several stories about Apple's Find My app: when it goes terribly wrong, how stalkers are using it, and how you can now ping an AirTag from your Mac. We also warn about prolific new email scams, discuss Apple's new karaoke feature, and more.

  • 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.