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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, 33 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.

    Apple operating system updates, iPhone & iPad storage, and shooting video on an iPhone

    Apple operating system updates, iPhone & iPad storage, and shooting video on an iPhone

    Apple updated all its operating systems again this week, but a jailbreak vulnerability was found quickly. We discuss the new contact tracing feature in iOS, how to free up storage on an iOS device, and give some tips on shooting video on an iPhone.


    Show Notes:




    You’re saying it wrong: How to say oft-mispronounced tech terms
    Jailbreak Tool 'unc0ver' 5.0 Released With iOS 13.5 Compatibility
    The FBI is mad because it keeps getting into locked iPhones without Apple’s help
    YubiKey
    Free up space on your iPhone or iPad by offloading apps
    How to Shoot Video with an iPhone



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    • 34 min
    Tips for using your Mac, iPad, and Apple Watch

    Tips for using your Mac, iPad, and Apple Watch

    We look at some practical tips for getting more out of your Mac, iPad, and Apple Watch. We take a close look at System Preferences, discuss using the iPad as a second screen for your Mac; and a handful of tips for making the Apple Watch more efficient. Also, Josh and Kirk disagree about Microsoft's choice to flag two spaces after a period in Word as an error.


    Show Notes:




    Microsoft Word now flags double spaces as errors, ending the great space debate
    History of sentence spacing
    Techniques for data hiding (1996)
    Microsoft now blocks reply-all email storms to end our inbox nightmares
    Get to Know Your Mac's System Preferences
    Use Your iPad as Your Mac’s Second Screen with Sidecar
    Apple Watch Tips: 8 Things You Didn’t Know It Could Do



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    • 34 min
    iCloud, Thunderbolt, WWDC, and North Korean Malware

    iCloud, Thunderbolt, WWDC, and North Korean Malware

    The date for this year's WWDC has been set (June 22). Many users don't know that the government can access some of your iCloud data (with a warrant). We look at a new Thunderbolt vulnerability that affects Macs made since 2011 (but you don't need to worry). And we discuss contact tracing apps and new North Korean malware.


    Show Notes:




    Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference 2020 kicks off in June with an all-new online format
    FBI serves warrant on senator in investigation of stock sales linked to coronavirus
    Legal Process Guidelines - Government & Law Enforcement within the United States
    Apple and Google privacy rules hamper COVID-19 tracking
    North Korean Lazarus group implants malware in 2FA app
    Two-factor authentication apps for iOS
    Thunderbolt security flaws found, affect 2011-2020 Macs



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    • 29 min
    It’s World Password Day; Why do we still use passwords?

    It’s World Password Day; Why do we still use passwords?

    Passwords are easy to implement, but keeping them secure is not that simple. On World Password Day, Josh and Kirk discuss how passwords might be replaced by other means of authentication. And they discuss the UK's covid-19 contact tracing app which raises privacy concerns, a Facebook bug that caused lots of apps to fail, why you should always check that auto-completed email address, and more.


    Show Notes:




    UK finds itself almost alone with centralized virus contact-tracing app that probably won't work well, asks for your location, may be illegal
    Facebook fixes bug that crashed major iOS apps like TikTok, Spotify, and Tinder
    Justice Dept. scrutinizes White House-connected doctor linked to disputed coronavirus treatment
    Manage Your Previous Recipients in Apple’s Mail
    Psychic Paper
    Zoom Admins Can Now Disable PMIs; Additional Security Updates for Basic Accounts Coming May 9
    Zoom Acquires Keybase and Announces Goal of Developing the Most Broadly Used Enterprise End-to-End Encryption Offering
    The History of Clarus the Dogcow



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    • 30 min
    Don’t Share Your Apple ID (so a Friend Can Watch Apple TV+)

    Don’t Share Your Apple ID (so a Friend Can Watch Apple TV+)

    Getting a text message on an iOS device can crash your iPhone or iPad; but it can't do any more harm than that. Apple has released a beta version of iOS with its coronavirus notification API, but Americans don't trust tech companies. And we talk about Apple TV+, and how you should never share your Apple ID so friends can watch shows with your account.


    Show Notes:




    A viral text string with an Italian flag and Sindhi characters will crash your iPhone
    Apple Finds No Evidence Hackers Exploited IPhone, IPad Mail Flaw
    Apple releases iOS 13.5 beta with first version of its COVID-19 exposure notification API
    Americans are wary of the coronavirus tracking apps being produced by big tech
    Financial Times reporter accessed private calls at Independent and Evening Standard
    Zoom admits it doesn’t have 300 million users, corrects misleading claims
    Apple TV+ faces coronavirus crunch as Disney+ moves theatrical releases



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    • 31 min
    Zero Day, Compromised Ad Servers, and the New iPad Magic Keyboard

    Zero Day, Compromised Ad Servers, and the New iPad Magic Keyboard

    Every day is zero day in the security world. Researchers have found some serious vulnerabilities in iOS that affect the Mail app, and a fix is coming. Compromised ad servers allow cybercriminals to serve malware on respected websites. And we discuss the new Magic Keyboard for iPad, which turns the iPad into a new computing device.


    Show Notes:




    Researchers Say They Caught an iPhone Zero-Day Hack in the Wild
    You’ve Got (0-click) Mail!
    Zoom’s Security Woes Were No Secret to Business Partners Like Dropbox
    Zoom Hits Milestone on 90-Day Security Plan, Releases Zoom 5.0
    Comment: Why hasn’t Apple released a dedicated app for iCloud Keychain?
    Mac and iOS Keychain Tutorial: How Apple’s iCloud Keychain Works
    Hackers have breached 60 ad servers to load their own malicious ads
    Ad-Blockers: The Good, the Bad, the Ethics
    The Magic Keyboard Turns the iPad into a New Computing Device
    Everything you can do with the Apple Pencil




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    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
33 Ratings

33 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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