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SecureMac presents The Checklist. Hosted by Ken Ray, each week The Checklist hits security topics for your Mac and iOS devices. From how-to's and safety tips, to security news of the day, The Checklist by SecureMac takes a conversational, solutions oriented approach to security for the average user. Check in each Thursday for a new Checklist!

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SecureMac presents The Checklist. Hosted by Ken Ray, each week The Checklist hits security topics for your Mac and iOS devices. From how-to's and safety tips, to security news of the day, The Checklist by SecureMac takes a conversational, solutions oriented approach to security for the average user. Check in each Thursday for a new Checklist!

    Checklist 371 - AI and (Probably) Pegasus Re-Revisited

    Checklist 371 - AI and (Probably) Pegasus Re-Revisited

    More news of AI tools and shenanigans powered by AI tools. It is an election year, after all. Also - Apple’s let people in 92 countries know that somebody’s trying to take over their iPhones. It is an election year, after all. We’ll tell you more on Checklist No. 371, brought to you by SecureMac. 
    Check out our show notes:
    SecureMac.com/Checklist
    And get in touch with us:
    Checklist@Securemac.com

    • 18 min
    Checklist 370 - The New Old AT&T Data Disaster

    Checklist 370 - The New Old AT&T Data Disaster

    After months of romance scams and AI worries - there is something refreshing about a simple data breach story. Not comforting, just understandable. 
    Somehow sensitive info on over 70-million past and current customers of AT&T has ended up floating around the internet - for maybe as many as six years.
    What do we know? And what can you do? Find out on this edition of The Checklist, brought to you by SecureMac.
    Check out our show notes:
    SecureMac.com/Checklist
    And get in touch with us:
    Checklist@Securemac.com
     

    • 17 min
    Checklist 369 - Tax Scams and Password Attacks

    Checklist 369 - Tax Scams and Password Attacks

    It’s tax season and, unlike the Valentine’s Day shows, we thought we’d do this year’s tax show before taxes are due. On today’s episode, several tax scams of which the IRS wants you to beware. Plus - have you heard about the phony password reset requests hitting Apple device owners? We’ll hit it all on this edition of The Checklist brought to you by SecureMac.
    Check out our show notes:
    SecureMac.com/Checklist
    And get in touch with us:
    Checklist@Securemac.com

    • 17 min
    Checklist 368 - Love 2.0 Hurts

    Checklist 368 - Love 2.0 Hurts

    Remember those organized crime driven romance scams we talked about last week? The organized crime part is no joke - we’ll tell you more. Plus a story that shows ANYONE could fall victim to a romance scam, and the bugs abounding in the latest macOS Sonoma update. That’s all on Checklist No. 368 - brought to you by SecureMac.
    Check out our show notes:
    SecureMac.com/Checklist
    And get in touch with us:
    Checklist@Securemac.com

    • 16 min
    Checklist 367 - Love 2.0 Stinks

    Checklist 367 - Love 2.0 Stinks

    The world of online dating has scammers using A.I. to steal your heart - so they can steal your money and personal info. We’ll talk about ways to avoid those scams. Think a digital dalliance with a chatbot is safer? The Mozilla Foundation disagrees. We’ll tell you why on Checklist No. 367 - brought to you by SecureMac.
    Check out our show notes:
    SecureMac.com/Checklist
    And get in touch with us:
    Checklist@Securemac.com

    • 17 min
    Checklist 366 - Don’t Be THAT Guy

    Checklist 366 - Don’t Be THAT Guy

    A look at the security side of Apple’s latest OS updates, inexpensive and insecure video doorbells, and the security dangers of being THAT guy: That’s all on Checklist No. 366 - brought to you by SecureMac.
    Check out our show notes:
    SecureMac.com/Checklist
    And get in touch with us:
    Checklist@Securemac.com

    • 21 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
61 Ratings

61 Ratings

DGH and Yeti ,

Great advice on security

Been listening to this podcast since it first started several years ago. Always good advice on how you can be secure when online. Every Apple user should listen to at least one episode and see if the podcast is for them.

@TheYechGuy ,

Great Podcast

This show brings me insight and joy thank you so much

Factory Rat ,

You need to know this

You only feel safe online because you don’t know the threats. This will make you aware and will tell you how to deal with scams.

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