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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.

    Episode 332: Hackers Hacked, DoJ Strikes Back, and Messaging Apps on the Right Track

    Episode 332: Hackers Hacked, DoJ Strikes Back, and Messaging Apps on the Right Track

    A hacker group known as Wicked Panda experiences its own data breach of collected data. What exactly happens when the hackers get hacked? The US Department of Justice quietly shuts down Russian malware installed on US routers. The Signal messaging app introduces usernames to replace phone numbers in its latest beta. And Apple is giving the Music app the ability to import your playlists from Spotify.


    Show Notes:




    A first analysis of the i-Soon data leak
    LockBit ransomware disrupted by global police operation
    A fake Rabby Wallet cryptocurrency app appeared in the App Store
    Fake crypto app on the App Store reportedly stole thousands of dollars from users
    DOJ quietly removed Russian malware from routers in US homes and businesses
    Keep your phone number private with Signal usernames
    iMessage with PQ3: The new state of the art in quantum-secure messaging at scale
    How Quantum Computing Will Affect Computer Security and Passwords
    Don't put a wet iPhone into rice, says new Apple support document
    Apple Music beta trials new feature for importing Spotify playlists
    VoltSchemer attacks use wireless chargers to inject voice commands, fry phones
    Introducing Mozilla Monitor Plus, a new tool to automatically remove your personal information from data broker sites
    DuckDuckGo browser upgrade: Privately sync your bookmarks and passwords across devices



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    • 28 min
    Episode 331: iTunes, iMessage, and Vision Pro

    Episode 331: iTunes, iMessage, and Vision Pro

    Why was Apple slow to remove a dangerous fake app copycat from the App Store? EU regulators change their tune on iMessage. Apple finally releases new media apps for Windows users. And the Vision Pro is shipping; we tried it out in an Apple Store.


    Show Notes:




    New Stealthy "RustDoor" Backdoor Targeting Apple macOS Devices
    Apple distributed a fake LastPass Password Manager in the App Store
    Apple officially splits up iTunes for Windows into separate apps
    Apple's iMessage Avoids EU's Digital Markets Act Regulation
    How to keep using Steam games on macOS Mojave after February 15, 2024
    Apple Vision Pro: What is it, and is it right for you? A hands-on review



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    • 30 min
    Episode 330: Apple and the EU: Changes Coming Soon

    Episode 330: Apple and the EU: Changes Coming Soon

    Apple attributes a hacker with a discovery of a vulnerability just after he's arrested for hacking and scamming Apple. Researchers in Cupertino have created a new AI model that assists with image editing; is it coming to Apple’s Photos app? And the Digital Markets Act takes effect in the EU soon. What differences can European iPhone users expect when it comes to buying and downloading software?


    Show Notes:




    Apple patches first “exploited” vulnerability in visionOS 1.0.2
    Security researcher used Apple systems to scam $2.5M of iPhones, Macs, and gift cards
    Why Did Apple Put Through a Fraudulent Charge on my Credit Card? Is it Related to My Apple Support Profile?
    New Apple AI Model Edits Images Based on Natural Language Input
    Global ransomware threat expected to rise with AI, NCSC warns
    The Mac and iPhone malware of 2023—and what to expect in 2024
    Deepfake colleagues trick HK clerk into paying HK$200m
    WhatsApp Chats Will Soon Work With Other Encrypted Messaging Apps
    No, 3 million electric toothbrushes were not used in a DDoS attack
    Apple announces changes to iOS, Safari, and the App Store in the European Union
    Changes Coming to Apple App Stores, Browsers, and Contactless Payments in the EU
    Mozilla is 'Extremely Disappointed' With Implementation of Apple's EU Browser Engine Change
    Apple Opens Up NFC to Third-Party Apps in EU, Allowing New Tap-to-Pay Options
    Here’s the new Apple tax every developer is going to hate
    If Apple allows sideloading in iOS 17, how will iPhone security be affected?
    VirusBarrier for iOS 8
    VirusBarrier X9: How to Scan iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch





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    • 30 min
    Episode 329: A Look Back at 2023’s Mac Malware, and What To Expect in 2024

    Episode 329: A Look Back at 2023’s Mac Malware, and What To Expect in 2024

    We take a close look at the malware that has affected the Mac, iPhone, and iPad in 2023, and highlight which types of malware are likely to be common in 2024.


    Show Notes:




    The Mac and iPhone malware of 2023 — and what to expect in 2024



    Intego Mac Premium Bundle X9 is the ultimate protection and utility suite for your Mac. Download a free trial now at intego.com, and use this link for a special discount when you're ready to buy.

    • 24 min
    Episode 328: The Macintosh Turns 40 Years Old

    Episode 328: The Macintosh Turns 40 Years Old

    We take a look at the latest security patches released in Apple's newest operating system updates, and explains how Apple's new Stolen Device Protection feature for iPhone can keep your data safe. A popular brand of Wi-Fi router just got important security enhancements for its firmware: we’ll tell you what to check. And we have a look back at the Mac on the 40th anniversary of Apple's Macintosh computer.


    Show Notes:




    Apple patches 1st in-the-wild exploited bug of 2024 in macOS Sonoma 14.3, iOS 17.3 and more
    ASUS has just released an update for its ASUS Router app, with “security enhancements”
    Zoom release notes
    How to enable Stolen Device Protection for iPhone
    Amazon’s Ring to Stop Letting Police Request Doorbell Video From Users
    Apple Macintosh Turns 40: A look back at 10 important milestones in the Mac’s history





    Intego Mac Premium Bundle X9 is the ultimate protection and utility suite for your Mac. Download a free trial now at intego.com, and use this link for a special discount when you're ready to buy.

    • 30 min
    Episode 327: Tom Cruise Is in the Heating Ducts

    Episode 327: Tom Cruise Is in the Heating Ducts

    Apple issues an security patch for its Magic Keyboard. It turns out that Google Chrome's Incognito Mode is not so incognito. AppleCoin, more invoice phishing, and Amazon delivery hacks: they're all scams in this week's ScamWatch. And app sideloading is coming to iPhones in EU countries.


    Show Notes:




    Magic Keyboard Firmware Update 2.0.6
    Apple Releasing iOS 17.3 Next Week With These New Features
    Apple GPU security flaw in iPhone 12 and M2 MacBook Air
    LeftoverLocals: Listening to LLM responses through leaked GPU local memory
    Apple Watch drops blood oxygen features to dodge the import ban
    Apple May Sell Series 9 and Ultra 2 Watches Without Blood Oxygen App in U.S. Amid Patent Dispute
    Apple iPhone global market share reaches top spot in 2023
    App Store to Be 'Split in Two' Ahead of EU iPhone Sideloading Deadline
    PSA: Warn your non-techy friends about fake AppleCoin ads
    Grieving mother falls victim to Amazon one-time password ‘scam’
    “Geek Squad” Emails Scam Sends Fake Invoices Using HousecallPro Servers
    Google fixes first actively exploited Chrome zero-day of 2024
    Google quietly updates Chrome’s incognito warning in wake of tracking lawsuit
    Am I Unique?
    Beeper Mini users find Macs banned from iMessage network
    Sosumi




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    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
56 Ratings

56 Ratings

unofratello ,

You need this podcast

I absolutely love this podcast! If you own any apple product you owe it to yourself to give it a listen 🎧

Mimou Stamopolous. ,

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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