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    Apple may owe you 25 dollars

    Apple may owe you 25 dollars

    Apple settled a class action lawsuit as a result of alleged battery throttling issues in its iPhone 6, 6 Plus, 6s, 6s Plus, 7, 7 Plus and SE models. The settlement calls for Apple to pay consumers $25 per iPhone. Macworld’s Michael Simon joins Juliet to discuss how customers might get paid, who is and isn’t eligible and why Apple settled in the first place.
    More about this in Mike’s article on Macworld: https://www.macworld.com/article/3530074/if-you-have-an-iphone-6-or-7-apple-owes-you-some-cash.html

    • 10 min
    FIDO Alliance and the future of passwords

    FIDO Alliance and the future of passwords

    Apple is the latest company to join the FIDO Alliance, an industry standards group committed to finding more secure ways to log in to online accounts and apps. The FIDO Alliance pushes for multi-factor authentication (MFA) deployment, from biometric authentication to physical security keys. Computerworld's Lucas Mearian joins Ken and Juliet to discuss why Apple joined the FIDO Alliance, how different forms of authentication work and how far away we are from a password-less world.

    • 15 min
    Securing your IoT and smart home devices

    Securing your IoT and smart home devices

    Following a pattern of security exploits, smart home doorbell maker Ring announced it would require all users to implement multi-factor authentication (MFA) to secure their home security systems. TechHive's Michael Simon joins Juliet to discuss why the exploits happened, what steps users can take to lock down their IoT or smart devices and the difference between Ring's security vs. privacy practices.

    • 13 min
    iPhone 9 release and high end vs. low end smartphones

    iPhone 9 release and high end vs. low end smartphones

    Apple is rumored to announce its new, lower end iPhone at the end of March. Modeled after the iPhone 8, the iPhone 9 (or maybe it'll be called the iPhone SE 2) will offer consumers a cheaper alternative to the higher-end iPhone 11 or iPhone 11 Pro. Reintroducing its lower-end phone puts Apple in line with its Android competitors, many of which offer lower-end, high quality phones.. Macworld's Michael Simon joins Juliet and Ken to discuss the pros and cons of buying a cheaper smartphone and what they expect the upcoming iPhone 9 to look like.

    • 13 min
    Answering your Windows questions: February 2020

    Answering your Windows questions: February 2020

    Computerworld contributor Preston Gralla and Executive Editor Ken Mingis are answering viewers' questions about the latest Windows 10 release. If you have a question, post it as a comment.

    • 22 min
    Technology we love

    Technology we love

    In honor of Valentine’s Day, we’re talking about technology we love. AI, 5G, edge computing, collaboration tools – all have people’s hearts racing. Watch as Michael Simon, writer for Macworld and PCWorld, and IDG TECH(talk) hosts Ken Mingis and Juliet Beauchamp discuss the technology they love most these days.

    • 20 min

Customer Reviews

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Bordering on Recklessness

I just listened to the first and last episode of this podcast, the one about FIDO security and a possible password-less future. The description of Zero Trust was inaccurate to put it mildly. But, the real problem was the core subject of passwords being replaced with biometrics. They did not discuss any of the problems with biometrics, like the fact that they cannot be changed or revoked like passwords can. They did not mention the risks of using SMS for 2FA due to SIM swap attacks, or the extreme measures some have suffered where criminals have cut off fingers to sign in to victims’ accounts. Hey, how about at least suggesting a password manager solution for the time being. These people know not of what they speak. Do not trust them.

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