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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 339: Patches, Data Breaches, and Too Many Messaging Protocols

    Episode 339: Patches, Data Breaches, and Too Many Messaging Protocols

    Both Apple and Microsoft have patched a lot of security vulnerabilities in updates to their operating systems. A new scam uses AI to put the squeeze on victims. Info from a years-old AT&T data breach has been made public and data from 10s of millions of users has been exposed. And Apple has said that the RCS messaging protocol is coming to its operating systems later this year. Just how many messaging protocols is too many?


    Show Notes:




    From the Department of Spending Tim Cook’s Money: Online Photo Storage Is Surely Expensive to Offer, but Apple Should Offer More
    Behind the scenes at Scary Fast: Apple’s keynote event shot on iPhone and edited on Mac
    Microsoft’s biggest Patch Tuesday in history: 147 vulnerabilities, 2 actively exploited
    A ‘Law Firm’ of AI Generated Lawyers Is Sending Fake Threats as an SEO Scam
    Google Chrome Adds V8 Sandbox - A New Defense Against Browser Attacks
    AT&T data breach exposes 70 million records; here’s how to protect yourself
    Sunbird, the security nightmare that tried to bring iMessage to Android, is returning
    Beeper was just acquired by Automattic, which has big plans for the future of messaging
    Beeper & Texts - Matt Mullenweg’s blog



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    • 29 min
    Episode 338: Vintage, Obsolete, and a Few Anniversaries

    Episode 338: Vintage, Obsolete, and a Few Anniversaries

    Apple calls old devices "obsolete" and "vintage;” what exactly do these terms mean? Alternative iPhone app stores will soon be available in Europe and new details suggest that some extra effort will be required from users. And all of Apple's M-series processors all have a newly discovered vulnerability that can't be patched without some compromises on speed.


    Show Notes:



    The Founding of Apple Computer, Inc.
    Google Gets the Message, Launches Gmail
    Apple Says iPhone 6 Plus Now 'Obsolete' and iPad Mini 4 Now 'Vintage'
    A first look at Europe’s alternative iPhone app stores
    A quarter of Apple's revenue will come from Services by 2025
    iOS 17.5 Might Expand 'Found Moving With You' Alerts to Third-Party Item Trackers
    Vermont authorities warn residents to check for hidden AirTags after road trips to Canada
    Update to the MFA bombing story from last week: Apple responds
    New Darcula phishing service targets iPhone users via iMessage
    “Unpatchable” flaw in Apple M1/M2/M3 chips: GoFetch is the new Spectre
    New Chrome feature aims to stop hackers from using stolen cookies
    Google forced to delete Chrome Incognito mode’s private browsing data


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    • 28 min
    Episode 337: WWDC, DOJ, and Smart Rings

    Episode 337: WWDC, DOJ, and Smart Rings

    New MacOS updates with fixes arrived this week: we’ve got some details. Rumors of an Apple Ring compelled us to look into the market-leading Oura ring. A security setting for Apple's Journal app has generated some confusion: we’ll try to straighten things out. And the dates for Apple's annual Worldwide Developers Conference have been announced. We'll have some guesses of what might be coming.


    Show Notes:




    WWDC 24
    U.S. Sues Apple, Accusing It of Maintaining an iPhone Monopoly
    For the Journal app, ‘Discoverable by Others’ is on by default. It isn’t as scary as it sounds.
    The same researcher found 2 more apps distributing pirated video content.
    Recent ‘MFA Bombing’ Attacks Targeting Apple Users
    Apple Watch Compared to Oura Ring: Which Is Better for Tracking Activity and Sleep?





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    • 28 min
    Episode 336: When Should You Not Update Your Mac to the Latest Version of macOS?

    Episode 336: When Should You Not Update Your Mac to the Latest Version of macOS?

    "Update-a-phobia". When do potential bugs in new system software updates outweigh the safety of new security patches? Apple faces a class action lawsuit that complains about its iCloud and backup limitations. And what will the iOS landscape look like if Apple has to permit third-party app stores throughout the world?


    Show Notes:




    Twentieth Anniversary Macintosh
    macOS Sonoma 14.4: Reasons Not to Update
    Apple: Manuals, Specs, and Downloads
    Apple hit with class action lawsuit over iCloud's 5GB limit
    We’re one step closer to a global cybersecurity standard for smart home devices
    Complying with the Digital Markets Act
    Apple worries DMA has lowered the cost of iPhone exploits




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    • 30 min
    Episode 335: 68 Vulnerabilities Patched!

    Episode 335: 68 Vulnerabilities Patched!

    Apple's latest macOS release patches 68 vulnerabilities, and that's a lot. The latest GarageBand update contains a quiet and un-noted security fix. Prevent your IP address from being detected in messaging apps; why that's a good idea. And we share some speculation on future iPads that Apple might have in the pipeline.


    Show Notes:




    Apple patches security flaw in GarageBand 10.4.11 for macOS Sonoma, Ventura
    Base Model M3 MacBook Air Has Faster SSD Speeds After Controversy With Previous Model
    Bitcoin app accused of stealing $120,000 in another App Store failure
    How to avoid exposing your IP or location in FaceTime, WhatsApp, Telegram, Signal, X, and other apps
    New iPads may be coming soon, but they won’t change the awkward spot the iPad is in




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    • 30 min
    Episode 334: Unintended Consequences of Third-Party iOS App Stores

    Episode 334: Unintended Consequences of Third-Party iOS App Stores

    iOS and iPadOS updates bring security fixes and changes for iPhone users in the European Union. Those changes include Alternative App Marketplaces, AKA third-party app stores, on iOS, and Apple’s approach puts user security at risk.


    Show Notes:




    Update now: iOS 17.4 and iPadOS 17.4 fix at least 2 zero-day vulnerabilities
    iOS 17.4 brings changes to iOS App Store, browsers, contactless payments in the EU
    Apple Terminated Epic’s Developer Account - Epic Games
    How to choose the right Mac for your use case in 2024
    The Complete Guide to Apple Watch Bands in 2024: Sizing, Styles, and More
    About alternative app marketplaces in the European Union – Apple Support
    Calendar Meeting Links Used to Spread Mac Malware
    Backdoor Activator Malware Running Rife Through Torrents of macOS Apps



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Customer Reviews

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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 🎧

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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.

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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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