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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, 34 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.

    New Mac Ransomware-wiper-spyware ThiefQuest discovered

    New Mac Ransomware-wiper-spyware ThiefQuest discovered

    New malware targeting the Mac was discovered this week; it's a hybrid ransomware-wiper-spyware, but you don't need to worry if you don't download pirated software. We also discuss how a journalist's iPhone was hacked by him visiting a website, look at issues with the TikTok app on iOS, and look at how Google is now auto-deleting new user history after 18 months.


    Show Notes:




    Journalist’s phone hacked by new ‘invisible’ technique: All he had to do was visit one website. Any website.

    Safari 14 Doesn’t Block Google Analytics
    Google to Auto-Delete User History After 18 Months
    How to Manage Gmail and Google Security and Privacy Settings
    TikTok to stop reading user clipboards after being exposed by iOS 14 privacy feature
    Warning—Apple Suddenly Catches TikTok Secretly Spying On Millions Of iPhone Users
    Twitter thread showing the type of data collected by TikTok
    New Mac ransomware-spyware ThiefQuest in the wild
    Understanding Blockchain and Cryptocurrency
    OSX.EvilQuest Uncovered
    ThiefQuest ransomware is a file-stealing Mac wiper in disguise
    New Mac Ransomware Is Even More Sinister Than It Appears



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    • 27 min
    What’s Coming in macOS Big Sur and iOS 14

    What’s Coming in macOS Big Sur and iOS 14

    This week, Apple announced the new features for its coming operating system updates: macOS Big Sur, and iOS 14. They also announced a big change to Mac hardware. Josh and Kirk discuss the changes coming, and take a close look at security and privacy features in these operating systems.


    Show Notes:




    Apple’s New Plans for the iPhone, iPad, and Mac Unveiled at WWDC 2020
    Universal App Quick Start Program (developers only)
    Apple's transition from PowerPC to Intel processors (Wikipedia)
    macOS 11 and iOS 14 – New security and privacy features
    Switch default apps on iPhone or iPad for better security and privacy




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    • 34 min
    We Can’t Be Safe without a Faraday Cage

    We Can’t Be Safe without a Faraday Cage

    Intego has discovered new malware that propagates through poisoned Google search results. Zoom does a couple more u-turns. An App Store controversy is causing people to question Apple's policies. And spies can eavesdrop by watching the variations in light bulbs.


    Show Notes:




    Serious Cryptography - A Practical Introduction to Modern Encryption by Jean-Philippe Aumasson
    Applied Cryptography: Protocols, Algorithms and Source Code in C by Bruce Schneier
    Cryptography: A Very Short Introduction, by Fred Piper and Sean Murphy
    ROT13
    Zoom does 180 on encryption plans, will bring it to all users including free accounts in July
    Improving Our Policies as We Continue to Enable Global Collaboration
    Spies Can Eavesdrop by Watching a Light Bulb's Vibrations
    Basecamp’s New App, Hey, Flagged In App Store Limbo For Not Using In-app Purchase
    The Pros and Cons of Apple’s iOS App Store
    New Mac malware reveals Google searches can be unsafe
    VirusTotal



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    • 32 min
    What Could Apple Switching to ARM Processors on Macs Mean for You?

    What Could Apple Switching to ARM Processors on Macs Mean for You?

    Apple has been making its own chips for iOS devices for a while now, and it seems likely that the company will announce a move to the same ARM-based processors for Macs at the coming WorldWide Developer Conference. We discuss how Apple has changed processor architecture twice in the past, and cover some news about Dropbox, Zoom, the Brave web browser, and smart home devices.


    Show Notes:




    Smart appliances may not be worth money in long run, warns Which?
    Dropbox password manager uses zero-knowledge encryption
    SQRL
    Apple releases new open source ‘Password Manager Resources’ project for developers
    Daring Fireball: 'What It’s Like to Get Doxed for Taking a Bike Ride'
    Privacy browser Brave busted for autocompleting URLs to versions it profits from
    Zoom closed account of U.S.-based Chinese activist “to comply with local law”
    Apple Plans to Announce Move to Its Own Mac Chips at WWDC
    ARM architecture
    Meltdown and Spectre: What Apple users need to know
    New iMac With 'iPad Pro Design Language' and Thin Bezels Reportedly Coming at WWDC




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    • 33 min
    Polymorphic Viruses

    Polymorphic Viruses

    We begin by learning how Josh got interesting in computer security. We then discuss Apple patches and flaws, end-to-end encryption, coronavirus scams, a Google lawsuit, and a photo that can crash Android phones.


    Show Notes:




    Computer Viruses, Artificial Life and Evolution by Mark Ludwig
    Zero-day in Sign in with Apple
    Turn off Face ID on your iPhone
    BBC World Service Director calls for trusted news access to chat apps
    Zoom’s Pledge to Work with Law Enforcement Spurs Online Blowback
    NHS contact tracing undermined by hackers sending fraudulent warnings to public
    NHS Contact Tracing website
    Google faces $5 billion lawsuit in U.S. for tracking 'private' internet use
    Android: Why this photo is bricking some phones



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    • 32 min
    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

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
34 Ratings

34 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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