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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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    • 4.6, 34 Ratings

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.

    How computer security is depicted in movies

    How computer security is depicted in movies

    We talk about an update on the Great Twitter Hack of 2020, discuss a ransomware attack on Garmin that shut down the company's services, and even its assembly lines, and warn listeners about some Netgear devices that have vulnerabilities and can't be updated. We then discuss the often ridiculous way hacking is portrayed in movies and TV.


    Show Notes:



    More than 1,000 people at Twitter had ability to aid hack of accounts
    Garmin services and production go down after ransomware attack
    Garmin staggers back online after ransomware attack
    If you own one of these 45 Netgear devices, replace it: Kit maker won't patch vulnerable gear despite live proof-of-concept code
    Surprise! Fujitsu Releases 64-Bit ScanSnap Manager for Older Scanners
    How computer security is depicted in movies



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    • 32 min
    Are smart locks really that smart?

    Are smart locks really that smart?

    We follow up on the great Twitter hack of 2020, we discuss how a Cloudflare outage brought down many major websites, and Kirk tells a story of a suspicious email from his local government. We then examine whether smart locks are really safe.


    Show Notes:



    Cloudflare had a (non-security) outage
    IsItDownRightNow?
    Hackers Tell the Story of the Twitter Attack From the Inside
    Twitter Hacking for Profit and the LoLs
    Zoom to Sell 27-Inch Dedicated Appliance for $600
    Are smart locks really that smart?



    Intego Mac Premium Bundle X9 is the ultimate protection and utility suite for your Mac. Download a free trial now at intego.com. First-time buyers can save 40% by using coupon code PODCAST20 at checkout.


    Intego Antivirus for Windows keeps your Boot Camp, VM, or PC protected from the latest malware threats. Download a free trial now, and use this link for a special discount when you're ready to buy.

    • 31 min
    The Great Twitter Hack of 2020

    The Great Twitter Hack of 2020

    Apple issues another round of updates, hackers target organizations involved in coronavirus vaccine development, and there was a big Twitter hack where CEOs and politicians had their accounts compromised. Tweets were posted for a cryptocurrency scam, but were there other reasons for the hack?


    Show Notes:



    Apple releases macOS Catalina 10.15.6, iOS 13.6, and more
    UK and allies expose Russian attacks on coronavirus vaccine development
    Hackers Convinced Twitter Employee to Help Them Hijack Accounts


    Intego Mac Premium Bundle X9 is the ultimate protection and utility suite for your Mac. Download a free trial now at intego.com. First-time buyers can save 40% by using coupon code PODCAST20 at checkout.


    Intego Antivirus for Windows keeps your Boot Camp, VM, or PC protected from the latest malware threats. Download a free trial now, and use this link for a special discount when you're ready to buy.

    • 30 min
    An actual Mac virus, and 1 in 142 passwords is "123456"

    An actual Mac virus, and 1 in 142 passwords is "123456"

    While there is plenty of malware that affects the Mac, actual viruses are rare; but new malware has been found that does meet that description. We talk about how 1 in 142 passwords is "123456," and we have a special announcement about new Intego software.


    Show Notes:



    Announcing Intego Antivirus for Windows
    Download a FREE trial of Intego Antivirus for Windows
    Buy Intego Antivirus for Windows at a Special Discount
    Update on EvilQuest (ThiefQuest)
    EvilQuest file decryptor - free utility
    Reddit to Release Fix for iOS App to Remove Clipboard Copying Behavior
    LinkedIn Says iOS App Reading Clipboard With Every Keystroke is a Bug, Fix Coming
    Intel Announces Thunderbolt 4 for PC's and Macs this Fall Supporting Two 4K Displays or one 8K Display for Pros
    Apple promises to support Thunderbolt on its new ARM Macs
    One out of every 142 passwords is '123456'


    Intego Mac Premium Bundle X9 is the ultimate protection and utility suite for your Mac. Download a free trial now at intego.com. First-time buyers can save 40% by using coupon code PODCAST20 at checkout.


    Intego Antivirus for Windows keeps your Boot Camp, VM, or PC protected from the latest malware threats. Download a free trial now, and use this link for a special discount when you're ready to buy.

    • 31 min
    New Mac Ransomware-wiper-spyware ThiefQuest discovered

    New Mac Ransomware-wiper-spyware ThiefQuest discovered

    New malware targeting the Mac was discovered this week; it's a hybrid ransomware-wiper-spyware, but you don't need to worry if you don't download pirated software. We also discuss how a journalist's iPhone was hacked by him visiting a website, look at issues with the TikTok app on iOS, and look at how Google is now auto-deleting new user history after 18 months.


    Show Notes:




    Journalist’s phone hacked by new ‘invisible’ technique: All he had to do was visit one website. Any website.

    Safari 14 Doesn’t Block Google Analytics
    Google to Auto-Delete User History After 18 Months
    How to Manage Gmail and Google Security and Privacy Settings
    TikTok to stop reading user clipboards after being exposed by iOS 14 privacy feature
    Warning—Apple Suddenly Catches TikTok Secretly Spying On Millions Of iPhone Users
    Twitter thread showing the type of data collected by TikTok
    New Mac ransomware-spyware ThiefQuest in the wild
    Understanding Blockchain and Cryptocurrency
    OSX.EvilQuest Uncovered
    ThiefQuest ransomware is a file-stealing Mac wiper in disguise
    New Mac Ransomware Is Even More Sinister Than It Appears


    Intego Mac Premium Bundle X9 is the ultimate protection and utility suite for your Mac. Download a free trial now at intego.com. First-time buyers can save 40% by using coupon code PODCAST20 at checkout.

    • 27 min
    What’s Coming in macOS Big Sur and iOS 14

    What’s Coming in macOS Big Sur and iOS 14

    This week, Apple announced the new features for its coming operating system updates: macOS Big Sur, and iOS 14. They also announced a big change to Mac hardware. Josh and Kirk discuss the changes coming, and take a close look at security and privacy features in these operating systems.


    Show Notes:



    Apple’s New Plans for the iPhone, iPad, and Mac Unveiled at WWDC 2020
    Universal App Quick Start Program (developers only)
    Apple's transition from PowerPC to Intel processors (Wikipedia)
    macOS 11 and iOS 14 – New security and privacy features
    Switch default apps on iPhone or iPad for better security and privacy


    Intego Mac Premium Bundle X9 is the ultimate protection and utility suite for your Mac. Download a free trial now at intego.com. First-time buyers can save 40% by using coupon code PODCAST20 at checkout.

    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
34 Ratings

34 Ratings

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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