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 237: Get Ready to Repair Your Own iPhone!

    April 28th, 2022  |  29 mins 58 secs

    Apple is making the tools and documents needed for iPhone repairs available to users in the US. Are you ready to repair your own iPhone? Removing outdated apps is now a trend as Apple joins Google and begins removing older software from the app store. Apple may be forced by EU regulators to open up iMessage. And we'll discuss understanding USB-C and Thunderbolt ports and cables for Macs and iPads.

  • Episode 236: Install macOS Monterey on a 15-Year Old Mac

    April 21st, 2022  |  29 mins 12 secs

    Josh has a 15-year old iMac that he wanted to be up to date with security updates, but it doesn't support macOS Monterey. So he found a way to finagle the operating system on his old Mac. We also discuss how sharing your Netflix account might be dangerous, and how fake reviews will soon be illegal in the UK, and whether it can be enforced.

  • Episode 235: Everything About Your Apple ID

    April 14th, 2022  |  27 mins 3 secs

    DuckDuckGo is beta testing a privacy-focused browser; Google is deprecating old apps in its Play Store; activation-locked AirPods are wreaking havoc on refurb companies. And we take a deep dive into managing your Apple ID, the key to all Apple services.

  • Episode 234: Apple’s Security Approach Endangers Users of macOS Big Sur & Catalina

    April 7th, 2022  |  25 mins 12 secs

    Apple has issued new updates, but hasn't patched two serious vulnerability for Big Sur and Catalina. We also look at a serious MailChimp data breach, and how AirTags are being used more for stalking.

  • Episode 233: Universal Control Comes to macOS Monterey

    March 31st, 2022  |  29 mins 47 secs

    New malware, a new Chrome zero-day vulnerability, and why iOS auto-updates take so long to update. We discuss Apple's potential iPhone hardware subscriptions and discuss the new Universal Control feature in macOS Monterey.

  • Episode 232: The Jargon Episode, Part II

    March 24th, 2022  |  23 mins 39 secs

    We follow up on our recent episode explaining the jargon used in cybersecurity, explaining hacking and cracking, black hats and white hats, and more.

  • Episode 231: Apple Peek Performance Review

    March 17th, 2022  |  27 mins 46 secs

    Plenty of Apple software updates came out last week and we have the run-down. Look up in the sky, it's a bird, it's a plane... it's a QR code? And, of course, we'll have our take on the latest gear announced at Apple's most recent Peek Performance Event.

  • Episode 230: The Jargon Episode

    March 10th, 2022  |  29 mins 16 secs

    Do you know your bot from your zombie, your evil maid from your man in the middle? Computer security, like any technical field, has lots of jargon, and in this episode, we explain the terms you hear us use often when talking about malware and security issues.

  • Episode 229: Apple Peek Performance Prognostics

    March 3rd, 2022  |  26 mins 27 secs

    Russia has deployed malware against Ukraine in the lead up to its invasion; we have details on the cyber weapons they used. Third-party web browsers for the iPhone and iPad are forced to use WebKit, but want to be free from this requirement. And Apple's Spring Event is next week. We have a preview of what we hope is coming, along with some Peek Performance Prognostics.

  • Episode 228: Apple T2 Security Vulnerability, New Gmail Spam Rules, and How Thread Makes Your Home Smarter

    February 24th, 2022  |  32 mins 11 secs

    The Mac's T2 security chip has been hacked and your Mac's passwords can be cracked. What you should know about a potentially serious vulnerability. You should probably check your Gmail spam folder? And we've got a look at the wireless mesh system you might already have running in your home.

  • Episode 227: Apple Vulns, Macro Viruses, and How Encryption Protects You

    February 17th, 2022  |  29 mins 31 secs

    Apple has issued a mixed assortment of security updates, Microsoft is changing the way they warn about macros in Word and Excel documents, and we take a deep dive into end-to-end encryption, explaining why your security and privacy online depend on it.

  • Episode 226: Breaking Up Is Hard To Do

    February 10th, 2022  |  28 mins 40 secs

    A bug has turned up that allowed Siri to record user interactions without permission; Facebook predicts Apple's strict privacy and tracking features will hurt its bottom line; and third parties are selling AirTags that have been hacked to make them less detectable and easier to use for stalking. And, break ups happen: we've got some advice for how to un-share devices, services and personal data with your ex, just in time for Valentine's Day.

  • Episode 225: Face ID with a Mask; Barcodes with Stamps; and Problems with OneDrive

    February 3rd, 2022  |  27 mins 31 secs

    We look at some Face ID tricks for you, your iPhone, and your mask. OneDrive and Dropbox run into a kernel extension issue and things may be kind of haywire for their syncing capabilities. The App Store announces support for unlisted apps for private distribution. And the UK's Royal Mail starts including barcodes with stamps, and fun may ensue.

  • Episode 224: The Enemy in Your Pocket

    January 27th, 2022  |  31 mins 17 secs

    We take a close look at the new DazzleSpy malware that targets Macs. There's quite a bit of money to be made from Apple's bug bounty program; one recipient blabs on the payout. Time for procrastinators to update to iOS 15 as security updates dry up for earlier systems. Scammers are preying on prayers; prayer apps that is. And we've got another AirTags to the rescue adventure. Also, Apple released a whole slew of security updates right after we finished recording the podcast; check the link in the show notes for full info.

  • Episode 223: How to Run Windows on an M1 Mac

    January 20th, 2022  |  30 mins 9 secs

    A new Safari vulnerability can leak your browser history, 5G can interfere with airplane altimeters, Google Analytics is being targeted by EU courts, and we take a deep dive into running Windows on an M1 Mac.

  • Episode 222: SysJoker Malware and Scams in the App Store

    January 13th, 2022  |  28 mins 35 secs

    New SysJoker malware attacks Mac, Windows, and Linux computers. Apple has difficulty managing scams and copycat apps in its App Stores. And iCloud Private Relay is provoking ire among phone carriers.