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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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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.

    iPhones Hacked and Cracked

    iPhones Hacked and Cracked

    The world's richest man's iPhone was hacked when he clicked on a video in WhatsApp. Police and the FBI are cracking iPhones to get evidence. Should we worry? Tom Cruise would know what to do.


    Show Notes:




    Apple Reportedly Dropped Plans for End-to-End Encrypted iCloud Backups After FBI Objected
    iCloud security overview
    2016 WSJ Story on Apple's Plans for E2E Encryption for iCloud Data
    iforgot.apple.com
    Reminder that SMS 2FA is better than no 2FA at all
    Apple Likely to Drop Adobe Flash Support in Next Version of Safari
    Police officer in Brazil shows off entire facade ATM skimmer
    Sonos Makes It Clear: You No Longer Own The Things You Buy
    The Next Track podcast
    How Jeff Bezos’ iPhone X Was Hacked
    Amazon boss Jeff Bezos's phone 'hacked by Saudi crown prince'
    Analysis of the Evidence of Surveillance of Mr. Bezos’ personal phone
    Inside the $10 million cyber lab trying to break Apple’s iPhone
    House Democrats Used Cellebrite to Publish Lev Parnas iPhone Messages
    FBI Took Two Months to Crack Lev Parnas’s IPhone 11, U.S. Says
    Police Scotland confirms roll-out of cyber kiosk technology



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    • 29 min
    Your Photos Can Tell People Where You Live

    Your Photos Can Tell People Where You Live

    Photos you shoot with your iPhone, and with some cameras, store location data. Sharing these photos on social media may pinpoint your location: where you live, or where you work. It's easy to remove this data. In the news, we talk about listening in on Skype audio, another Apple - FBI spat about accessing data on an iPhone, Google getting rid of cookies, and more.


    Show Notes:




    New rack-mounted Mac Pro available
    FBI asks Apple for help cracking Pensacola gunman’s iPhones
    IPhone Hacking Firm Updates Tool in Midst of Apple-FBI Spat
    Shooting at Naval Air Station Pensacola Called ‘Act of Terrorism’ (FBI)
    Skype audio graded by workers in China with 'no security measures'
    You can now use iPhones as Google security keys for 2FA
    Chromium Blog: Building a more private web: A path towards making third party cookies obsolete
    How to Post to Instagram from Safari on a Mac
    Cable Haunt
    How to remove GPS location data from photos on iPhone or Mac
    ImageOptim



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    • 32 min
    The Year in Apple Security 2019

    The Year in Apple Security 2019

    We look back at the eventful year 2019 in Apple security. In the news, Apple is switching to randomized serial numbers for its products, Apple sues a company over jailbreaking, Firefox has critical vulnerabilities, and more.


    Show Notes:




    Apple Plans to Switch to Randomized Serial Numbers for Future Products Starting in Late 2020
    Corellium Accuses Apple of Using Lawsuit to 'Crack Down on Jailbreaking'
    Apple Is Bullying a Security Company with a Dangerous DMCA Lawsuit
    Critical Security Vulnerabilities fixed in Firefox 72.0.1 and Firefox ESR 68.4.1
    Windows 7 support will end on January 14, 2020
    Sunsetting Python 2
    The Year in Apple Security – 2019
    Episode 13: Is My Computer's CPU Secure?



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    • 34 min
    9 Security and Privacy Settings to Activate on Your New iPhone or iPad

    9 Security and Privacy Settings to Activate on Your New iPhone or iPad

    We cover some security news, such as a password breach at Zynga, a user database breach at Waze, and a new Apple patent for under-display biometric sensors. Then we discuss essential settings to keep your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch secure.


    Show Notes:




    170m passwords stolen in Zynga hack, monitor says
    Zynga (Wikipedia)
    have i been pwned?
    Wyze security camera user DB was breached
    Apple Wins Patent for Optical Imaging Sensors that could be used for Under-the-Display Biometrics in Future iPhones and Beyond
    9 Security and Privacy Settings to Activate on Your New iPhone or iPad



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    • 30 min
    8 Steps to Ensure the Security and Privacy of Your New Mac

    8 Steps to Ensure the Security and Privacy of Your New Mac

    If you got a new Mac for the holidays, there are a number of settings you can adjust to enhance its security and privacy. We discuss eight tips to make your Mac stronger. We also look at some news, with Ring's reaction to the claims that they were compromised, Apple pulling an app from the App Store for spying on users, and Apple's new bug bounty program.


    Show Notes:




    Boxing Day (Wikipedia)
    Ring’s Services Have Not Been Compromised – Here’s What You Need to Know
    haveibeenpwned.com
    Top websites keep letting people use weak passwords like 111111, and it’s a major security risk
    Hash function (Wikipedia)
    Apple Pulls Emirati Chat App 'ToTok' From App Store for Allegedly Spying on Users
    Apple officially launches Apple Security Bounty program
    Apple Platform Security guide - Fall 2019
    8 Mac security and privacy features to set up right away

    How to Encrypt and Password Protect Files on Your Mac
    Data Backup Plan: How to Implement the 3-2-1 Backup Strategy
    How to Lock Your Mac Screen and Protect It from Prying Eyes
    Open a Mac app from an unidentified developer



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    • 30 min
    Apple HomeKit and the Smart Home

    Apple HomeKit and the Smart Home

    We take a close look at smart home technology and Apple's HomeKit, and also discuss why Vladimir Putin is still using Windows XP, another Ring camera issue, some password problems, and a new Intel vulnerability called Plundervolt.


    Show Notes:




    Vladimir Putin 'still uses obsolete Windows XP' despite hacking risk
    She installed a Ring camera in her children’s room for ‘peace of mind.’ A hacker accessed it and harassed her 8-year-old daughter.
    Thousands of students in Germany queue for email access
    Plundervolt – newly found Intel vulnerability stealing secrets by starving your computer of voltage
    CPUSetter
    Amazon, Apple, Google, Zigbee Alliance and board members form working group to develop open standard for smart home devices
    Use Apple HomeKit to Automate Your Home and Keep It Secure (Kirk's article)
    IFTTT
    NetAtmo Weather Station
    Dyson Pure Cool fan and air purifier
    NetGear Arlo Pro cameras
    Philips Hue lights
    Casper Glow lights
    The chain of trust in Apple’s devices
    Use HomeKit Secure Video



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    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

Safety Always ,

much needed!

I am learning a great deal about coming up with passwords. I will offer my own way of using passwords, I use completely random characters and with a minimum of 12. I never count on myself remembering it, instead I write them down and keep them in different 'sections' depending on how often I might have to use it. I would never trust a password manager because people are working very hard to hack into anything connected to Apple products.

iiight!!! ,

Very Educational, Interesting and Entertaining

I upgraded my i-phone to 11 just this week and so much has changed. I am still leaning to navigate. Kirk and Josh really interacted well holding my interest right up to the end. I am looking forward to hearing many more.

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