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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 • 41 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.

    Episode 185: AirTags, AirDrop, and App Tracking

    Episode 185: AirTags, AirDrop, and App Tracking

    Lots of updates for Apple operating systems, an AirDrop vulnerability that can lean phone numbers and email addresses, and hands on with the new Apple TV color calibration feature. We also discuss the many things you may want to track with Apple's new AirTags.


    Show Notes:


    Apple releases iOS 14.5, watchOS 7.4, macOS 11.3 and more
    A software bug let malware bypass macOS’ security defenses
    All Your Macs Are Belong To Us (Patrick Wardle on the Gatekeeper bypass and malware)
    How to Color Calibrate Your Mac’s Display
    (a link to Kirk's upcoming article about how to use AirTags will go here)
    Apple’s AirDrop leaks users’ PII, and there’s not much they can do about it
    Mighty is a Chromium Mac browser streamed from the cloud
    Puffin cloud browser
    Cloudflare browser isolation
    23 Things You Can Track with Apple's New AirTags (Kirk's article)
    Moment AirTags accessories

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    • 32 min
    Episode 184: The Acme of Thinness

    Episode 184: The Acme of Thinness

    More bad news about Facebook, more browsers just saying no to FLoC, and we look at Apple's Spring Loaded product announcements.


    Show Notes:



    Coding error allowed attackers to delete Facebook live video
    Facebook plans to decline to make statements regarding “scraping incidents” in the future
    WordPress may auto-disable Google FLoC, citing “security concern”
    Am I FLoCed?
    Apple is Updating Old Apps With Latest Signing Certificate Ahead of iOS 14.5
    Apple Announces New iMacs, iPads, AirTags, and More



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    • 29 min
    Episode 183: 500 Million More Reasons to Talk About Facebook

    Episode 183: 500 Million More Reasons to Talk About Facebook

    Scammers have a new technique for delivering malware: using online contact forms. A couple of browsers are nixing Google's FLoC ad tracking technology. The FBI has been playing white hat hacker. And e talk about Facebook, and especially the "off-Facebook activity" that tracks you across the internet.


    Show Notes:



    Criminals spread malware using website contact forms with Google URLs
    Brave browser disables Google's FLoC tracking system
    'FLoC off!' Vivaldi declares as it says no to Google's tracking system
    Vivaldi
    FBI operation removed web shells from hacked Exchange servers across the US
    There's Another Facebook Phone Number Database Online
    Ireland opens GDPR investigation into Facebook leak
    How to view and edit your Off-Facebook Activity
    A helpful reminder about just how much Facebook stalks you on the internet



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    • 28 min
    Episode 182: Facebook, Google, and Stolen iPhones

    Episode 182: Facebook, Google, and Stolen iPhones

    Facebook leaks 500 million user records, Google is testing a new replacement for cookies to track users, and we explain how to check if that used iPhone you want to buy is stolen.


    Show Notes:



    Apple security updates
    GarageBand music lessons actually begin in 2009
    Apple Discontinuing iTunes U at the End of 2021

    Facebook breach: over 500 million records leaked, including phone numbers
    Facebook says a breach that hit 533m is old news. Experts disagree
    ';--have i been pwned?
    Google Is Testing Its Controversial New Ad Targeting Tech in Millions of Browsers
    Malware uses underground call centers to trick users into infecting themselves
    Deliveroo April Fool's joke backfires in France
    Want to Buy a Secondhand iPhone? Here’s How to Check if it was Stolen


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    • 30 min
    No April Fool's Jokes Here, and Other News

    No April Fool's Jokes Here, and Other News

    We talk about new malware targeting iOS developers, fleeceware in the App Store, 5G vulnerabilities that can leak your location, and discuss private browsing windows, with a Safari tip that is useful for anyone who uses this feature. And we have no April Fool's jokes.


    Show Notes:




    Google Gets the Message, Launches Gmail
    1.1.1.1
    Apple WWDC21
    Apple releases emergency update for iPhones, iPads, and Apple Watch
    1Password
    Bear
    1Blocker
    How to manage iTunes Store and App Store Subscriptions
    He believed Apple’s App Store was safe. Then a fake app stole his life savings in bitcoin.
    New 5G protocol vulnerabilities allow location tracking
    Closing web browser windows doesn't close connections
    Why Unsubscribing from Spam Emails Is Not the Safest
    Episode 158: 5G Is Here: What Does This Mean for You?


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    • 29 min
    10 Mac security and privacy features to set up right away

    10 Mac security and privacy features to set up right away

    We discuss our checklist of the 10 security and privacy features that you should set up right away on your new Mac.


    Show Notes:



    10 Mac security and privacy features to set up right away


    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.

    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
41 Ratings

41 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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