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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  • Deep Dive: Software Updates on Mac and iOS

    May 31st, 2019  |  27 mins 44 secs

    It's essential that you update your software, both to have improved features, squashed bugs, and security fixes. But should you update your software automatically, or should you wait? How can you best manage software updates on the Mac and on iOS?

  • Oh, Google...

    May 24th, 2019  |  34 mins 8 secs

    We've called out Facebook many times recently for their security issues, and now it's time to look at a couple of problems with Google. We also discuss the Huawei situation, and how it may affect Apple, and more.

  • Epic disasters: ZombieLoad, WhatsApp, Google 2FA Keys, and Microsoft RDP

    May 17th, 2019  |  30 mins 57 secs

    It's been a busy week for security vulnerabilities. ZombieLoad affects all recent Intel processors, and Apple has issued a fix for it. A serious WhatsApp vulnerability made the evening news because it was so dangerous. And Google and Microsoft had a few issues as well.

  • How We Use Facebook

    May 10th, 2019  |  33 mins 21 secs

    We look at an issue that caused Firefox add-ons to not work for a while, and discuss a suggestion about making Apple's AirDrop more secure. Then we discuss how we use Facebook, and why we don't use it much any more (and perhaps why you should rethink how you use the service).

  • Should you worry about MDM software?

    May 3rd, 2019  |  30 mins 11 secs

    Apple has updated XProtect; what is this? Facebook bans quizzes and useless apps; finally. And we take a close look at MDM software, and how Apple has taken measures against apps that use this technology.

  • When should you upgrade your Mac?

    April 26th, 2019  |  32 mins 43 secs

    Macs last a long time, but whatever your needs, you’ll need to upgrade your Macs eventually. Whether you buy new or used, there comes a time when you need more power, RAM, storage, or all of the above. You don’t necessarily have to upgrade your entire Mac. We discuss the different variations of upgrading your Apple hardware.

  • Solving a problem that isn’t there

    April 19th, 2019  |  33 mins 18 secs

    Breaking news: folding phones are out, and they’re breaking. Is this a solution to a problem that doesn’t exist? We also discuss the possibility of Apple creating a Find My Everything app, and we look at advertising identifiers on iOS device, and Mozilla’s campaign to get Apple to change them every month.

  • Is Apple Breaking Up iTunes?

    April 12th, 2019  |  36 mins 13 secs

    Rumors abound of Apple breaking up iTunes, and we look at what this might entail. We also discuss how Amazon employees are listening in on Alexa devices, and we relate the story of an Apple employee whose confidential Apple devices were subject to searches when he tried to cross the border.

  • The One About the iPad

    April 5th, 2019  |  36 mins 24 secs

    We discuss the iPad: how it can replace a computer for some people, how the new iPad mini is a great little device, and how there are some elements of iOS that could be improved to make the iPad even better.

  • Apple's New Services, with Chuck Joiner

    March 29th, 2019  |  44 mins 28 secs

    Mac podcaster Chuck Joiner joins us to discuss Apple's new services that were announced this week: news, games, TV, and even a credit card.

  • This Is a Brain Hack

    March 22nd, 2019  |  33 mins 35 secs

    We take a deep dive into spam: how it works, and how you can manage it. We also discuss another Facebook blunder, some thoughts on preventing facial recognition software from spotting you, and a new porn blackmail scam allegedly from the CIA.

  • Spoiler Alert

    March 15th, 2019  |  33 mins 13 secs

    Josh tells us about the RSA security conference, and there are some new vulnerabilities that affect processors; one even has its own website. We also bring you some news about Facebook using phone numbers when they said they wouldn't, and Firefox's new secure file-transfer service.

  • Maintain Your Privacy When Browsing the Web

    March 8th, 2019  |  33 mins 19 secs

    All modern web browsers provide the capability to use "private browsing," a way of maintaining your privacy when using the web. We discuss how to use this feature, as well as some browser extensions that will also mask some of your personal information.

  • Marzipan and the iOSification of macOS

    March 1st, 2019  |  28 mins 47 secs

    After some news about Facebook and user data (again), and a look at Apple's plan for securely managing health records, we look at Marzipan, Apple's framework for allowing iOS apps to easily run on macOS. What will the future look like? Will macOS become similar to iOS? And will we see touch-screen Macs in the future?

  • How to Securely Dispose of Hard Drives

    February 22nd, 2019  |  31 mins 43 secs

    A Messages prank, Google getting caught with a hidden mic, and password managers have flaws. And we discuss destroying hard drives creatively.

  • How to Avoid Getting Hacked After Data Breaches

    February 15th, 2019  |  31 mins 23 secs

    Data breaches are common, and when this happens, and your data is included, you need to know what to do to protect yourself. We take a deep dive into data breaches and the things you can do to keep yourself safe.