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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Episodes

  • How to Not Get Scammed Online

    April 4th, 2018  |  27 mins 9 secs

    We look at the ten most common online scams, and explain how to avoid them. And we mention the fact that Apple has updated everything this week.

  • Facebook, Privacy, and Logins

    March 28th, 2018  |  28 mins 51 secs

    After some news - about a 100TB SSD, storing data in DNA, and more - we discuss whether your smart speaker is spying on you, then examine what could happen if you delete your Facebook account. Could you still log in on all the websites where you used your Facebook profile?

  • Which Hard Drive Is Best for Your Mac?

    March 21st, 2018  |  30 mins 11 secs

    We look at the three different types of hard drives you can use with your Mac: hard disks, fusion drives, and SSDs. We also discuss a cryptocurrency miner in the Mac App store, a new device that can crack any iPhone, and rumors of new Mac laptops.

  • Passwords in the Cloud

    March 14th, 2018  |  29 mins 43 secs

    How secure are your passwords and other data in the cloud? We discuss how Apple's iCloud Keychain works, and whether you can trust it. In the news, we look at the "Right to Repair" bill in California, and discuss whether iTunes is going away. (Spoiler: no.)

  • Changes Coming to macOS Server

    March 7th, 2018  |  30 mins 48 secs

    Apple is simplifying its macOS Server software, and we discuss what you may want to do if you use this software. We also look at some recent news, such as how a Mac user was able to track a Mac his sold for three years, and how a company claims they can unlock every iPhone.

  • To Beta or Not to Beta…

    February 28th, 2018  |  27 mins 56 secs

    Is it a good idea to join Apple’s public beta programs, to get access to new features before everyone else? We discuss the pros and cons of being a guinea pig. We also highlight some recent Mac security issues and malware.

  • Do You Really Want an AI Listening to You All the Time?

    February 21st, 2018  |  26 mins 23 secs

    We discuss Apple's HomePod, and the security implications of having an AI listening to you all the time. We also cover news about the Chrome browser's new built-in ad blocker, a text message bug that affects Apple devices (and is now fixed), and an interesting new chip in Apple's iMac Pro.

  • The Year in Mac Security, and Tips for Backing Up Your Mac

    February 14th, 2018  |  34 mins 34 secs

    We look at the year in Mac security 2017, and discuss the rise in malware. And we discuss the best strategies for backing up your Mac. But first, Kirk tells about how his website was (sort of) hacked.

  • Ad Blocking: The Good, the Bad, the Ugly, and the Ethics

    February 7th, 2018  |  31 mins 8 secs

    An overuse of ads has made it hard to read websites. In order to read easily, and safely, it's useful to use an ad blocker. We discuss why you may want to use an ad blocker, how they work, and how to use them in macOS and iOS.

  • Malware and Security Lingo: What Do Those Words Mean?

    January 31st, 2018  |  32 mins 50 secs

    We use lots of strange words to describe malware and security issues. We look at malware and security lingo, explain who gets to name new malware, and also talk about Apple's latest updates to all their operating systems.

  • What's a VPN, and Why Should You Use One?

    January 24th, 2018  |  27 mins 40 secs

    After a brief discussion of the week's news, we look at VPNs, virtual private networks. We explain how they work, and when and why you might want to use one.

  • What's Up with My iPhone's Battery?

    January 17th, 2018  |  33 mins 51 secs

    We discuss and explain the issue around iPhone batteries, and tell you what to do if your iPhone's battery isn't lasting all day. We also look at a new, dumb password bug in macOS High Sierra, new Wi-Fi security standards, and new Mac malware.

  • Is My Computer's CPU Secure?

    January 10th, 2018  |  31 mins 4 secs

    Meltdown and Spectre; two vulnerabilities that affect the majority of computers and portable devices in circulation, need software and perhaps hardware fixes to be secure. Josh discuss an interview he conducted with a security researcher on some particularly malicious adware/malware. We also answer some reader email, and explain what "hashing" is.

  • What to Do if You've Been Hacked

    January 3rd, 2018  |  30 mins 55 secs

    The producer of our podcast, Doug Adams, had his iCloud account hacked, and he joins us to explain what happened, and how he resolved the issue. We talk about what to do if this happens to you. And we tell you everything you need to know to not be a victim of phishing.

  • Handcuffs Made of Tissue Paper

    December 27th, 2017  |  28 mins 12 secs

    Search engines collect and harvest lots of data about you, what you look for, where you are, and what you buy. We explain how you can tell Google to store less of their data, and how to change to a more privacy-friendly search engine. And we explain what Apple's "differential privacy" is all about.

  • Tom Cruise Is in Every Starbucks

    December 20th, 2017  |  30 mins 16 secs

    With just a few days before Christmas, we discuss how to safely shop online in the holiday season and all year round. We also talk about a recent Apple firmware update for AirPort base stations, one that patches the KRACK exploit.