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 203: Zero Click, Russian Fines, and Apple Wallet

    September 2nd, 2021  |  31 mins 42 secs

    A new zero-click exploit targets the iPhone, Russia fines internet companies for not storing user data in the country, and you'll soon be able to put a driver's license in Apple Wallet, but should you?

  • Episode 202: How We've Changed Our Approach to Security and Privacy

    August 26th, 2021  |  30 mins 51 secs

    Josh and Kirk look at some new iCloud features, and talk about how they've changed their security and privacy practices over the 200+ episodes of the Intego Mac Podcast.

  • Episode 201: Apple's New Child Protection Features

    August 19th, 2021  |  28 mins 37 secs

    Apple has announced Expanded Protections for Children, designed to help limit the spread of child sexual abuse material. However, these features scan photos on iPhones and iPads, and many privacy advocates are concerned by their potential for misuse.

  • Episode 200: Tales from the Hackin’ Shack with Patrick Wardle

    August 12th, 2021  |  32 mins 51 secs

    For the 200th episode of the Intego Mac Podcast, we welcome independent security researcher Patrick Wardle, who shares tales of finding bugs and vulnerabilities on the iPhone and Mac.

  • Episode 199: Understanding iCloud Private Relay

    August 5th, 2021  |  30 mins 5 secs

    The Apple watch has been updated to cover a recent security vulnerability that has been patched on other Apple operating systems. Zoom pays users for lying, Apple brings back the Store tab on its website, and we look at how the forthcoming iCloud Private Relay works.

  • Buying and Selling Computer Vulnerabilities

    July 29th, 2021  |  29 mins 26 secs

    A new Apple update is released for a zero-day vulnerability exploited in the wild, we discuss how vulnerability brokers buy and sell computer bugs, and we look at three free secure email services.

  • Episode 197: Prepare for the End of 3G Networks

    July 22nd, 2021  |  29 mins 24 secs

    Apple has released security updates for all its operating systems. We discuss the new disclosures about Pegasus spyware, and Apple's response. And we look at what will happen when mobile phone carriers shut down their 3G networks; you may have 3G devices that you don't think about. And Josh has a new laptop; finally.

  • Episode 196: Screenshots and Shortcuts

    July 15th, 2021  |  31 mins 37 secs

    Apple is fixing a bug that would disable network access on devices connecting to wi-fi networks containing weird characters, and Ring rolls out end-to-end encryption for doorbells. We take a close look at how to shoot screenshots on the Mac, and we discuss the new Shortcuts coming to macOS Monterey

  • Episode 195: The Danger of Internet-Connected Devices

    July 8th, 2021  |  31 mins 31 secs

    We take another look at Windows 11 system requirements, we discuss another strange wi-fi network name that can break iPhones, and we look closely at the issue of Western Digital network storage devices that have had data deleted by hackers.

  • Episode 194: iCloud Calendar Spam, In-App Purchases, and Windows 11

    July 1st, 2021  |  28 mins 19 secs

    Owners of WD MyCloud Drives have found all their data remotely wiped by hackers. iCloud Calendar spam is problem again, and we explain why, and how to fix it. We also discuss managing in-app purchases and app subscriptions, and we even discuss the forthcoming Windows 11.

  • Episode 193: Secure Password Recipes

    June 24th, 2021  |  30 mins 23 secs

    One way of creating secure passwords is to use a number of memorable words; how secure are this type of password? We also look at a network bug that can disable wi-fi on iPhones, the new Brave privacy-protecting search engine, and an EU investigation of Google's FLoC technology.

  • Episode 192: New Features Coming in macOS Monterey, iOS 15, and iPadOS 15

    June 17th, 2021  |  31 mins 8 secs

    Apple issued a security update for iOS 12, and we wonder why. Google backtracks on a Chrome address bar change. New stats show an increasing in phishing sites. And we discuss the new features in Apple's next operating systems, due out in the fall.

  • Episode 191: New Privacy Features in iOS 15 and macOS Monterey

    June 10th, 2021  |  31 mins 12 secs

    Apple introduced its new operating systems this week, and there are plenty of privacy features to help users better control their data. We discuss these new features, and especially a number of important features that Apple didn't discuss at the keynote.

  • Episode 190: Amazon Sidewalk and the Forever Mac

    June 3rd, 2021  |  31 mins 10 secs

    Facebook and Intel try to diss Apple, but score own goals. Amazon Sidewalk launches, and we tell you what it means, and how to opt out. And we discuss whether Apple's new processors, and extensions to AppleCare, suggest that we may have forever Macs.

  • Episode 189: M1s Everywhere

    May 27th, 2021  |  32 mins 20 secs

    Apple updates everything again, and their new privacy add provides a clear explanation of app tracking. We discuss an iOS app scam, where an app won't let you do anything unless you give it a good rating first. And we look at Apple's new M1 iMac and iPad Pro.

  • Episode 188: How Much Abuse Can Apple's AirTags Take?

    May 20th, 2021  |  30 mins 6 secs

    We stress tested Apple AirTags and discuss how tough they are, but we also look at how AirTags can enable stalkers. And there's news about Apple touting its App Store enforcement, the accommodations the company makes with China, and a Find My app exploit.