Intego Mac Podcast
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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.
||CleanDo You Really Want an AI Listening to You All the Time?||We discuss Apple's HomePod, and the security implications of having an AI listening to you all the time. We also cover news about the Chrome browser's new built-in ad blocker, a text message bug that affects Apple devices (and is now fixed), and an inte||2/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Year in Mac Security, and Tips for Backing Up Your Mac||We look at the year in Mac security 2017, and discuss the rise in malware. And we discuss the best strategies for backing up your Mac. But first, Kirk tells about how his website was (sort of) hacked.||2/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAd Blocking: The Good, the Bad, the Ugly, and the Ethics||An overuse of ads has made it hard to read websites. In order to read easily, and safely, it's useful to use an ad blocker. We discuss why you may want to use an ad blocker, how they work, and how to use them in macOS and iOS.||2/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMalware and Security Lingo: What Do Those Words Mean?||We use lots of strange words to describe malware and security issues. We look at malware and security lingo, explain who gets to name new malware, and also talk about Apple's latest updates to all their operating systems.||1/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat's a VPN, and Why Should You Use One?||After a brief discussion of the week's news, we look at VPNs, virtual private networks. We explain how they work, and when and why you might want to use one.||1/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat's Up with My iPhone's Battery?||We discuss and explain the issue around iPhone batteries, and tell you what to do if your iPhone's battery isn't lasting all day. We also look at a new, dumb password bug in macOS High Sierra, new Wi-Fi security standards, and new Mac malware.||1/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIs My Computer's CPU Secure?||Meltdown and Spectre; two vulnerabilities that affect the majority of computers and portable devices in circulation, need software and perhaps hardware fixes to be secure. Josh discuss an interview he conducted with a security researcher on some particu||1/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat to Do if You've Been Hacked||The producer of our podcast, Doug Adams, had his iCloud account hacked, and he joins us to explain what happened, and how he resolved the issue. We talk about what to do if this happens to you. And we tell you everything you need to know to not be a vic||1/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHandcuffs Made of Tissue Paper||Search engines collect and harvest lots of data about you, what you look for, where you are, and what you buy. We explain how you can tell Google to store less of their data, and how to change to a more privacy-friendly search engine. And we explain wha||12/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTom Cruise Is in Every Starbucks||With just a few days before Christmas, we discuss how to safely shop online in the holiday season and all year round. We also talk about a recent Apple firmware update for AirPort base stations, one that patches the KRACK exploit.||12/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThis Is Potemkin Security||Apple discovered an embarrassing bug on December 2, and had to rush out a hurried update to fix it. We discuss this, look at the best way to back up iOS devices, and explain a change that Apple has made to iOS that trades security for convenience.||12/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanI Have Root||We discuss the recent serious vulnerability that affects macOS High Sierra, which prompted Apple to rush out a security update. We explain what this means, and how important it is to keep your Mac up to date.||12/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTom Cruise Is in the Row Behind You||We look at a fake antivirus blog that's distributing malware, and we discuss why you need to protect your Mac when you're at the coffee machine. Because Tom Cruise might be lurking near your Mac.||11/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 6: Passwords Are Hard (correcthorsebatterystaple)||Kirk and Josh take a close look at passwords, how to create secure passwords, and what types of passwords to avoid.||11/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTwo-Factor Authentication; Should You Be Worried about Bitcoin?||Kirk and Josh talk explain what two-factor authentication is and why you should use it, then discuss Bitcoin, and explain how some apps and websites hijack your processor to make (virtual) money.||11/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleaniOS Apps and Privacy; Amazon Wants to Open Your Front Door||Kirk and Josh talk discuss recent issues around apps having access to your iPhone's or iPad's camera all the time. They then wonder if they'd let Amazon go into their homes when no one's there to drop off packages.||11/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNew Mac Malware, and Apple's New APFS File System||Kirk McElhearn and Josh Long talk about the latest Mac malware and threats, and look at Apple's new APFS file system, and what you need to know as you upgrade to macOS High Sierra. KRACK and the state of malware that affects Macs Wi-Fi Protected Access II (WPA2) OSX/Proton Malware is back How the Anti-Malware Function (XProtect) in Apple’s Snow Leopard Works The Ins and Outs of Apple’s New File System, APFS HFS Plus file system ZFS file system Apple’s APFS info and FAQ Get 50% off Mac Premium Bundle X9, fully compatible with macOS High Sierra, with the code INTEGOPODCAST. Download Mac Premium Bundle X9 now at intego.com.||11/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIntego's 20th Anniversary, and a Look at Apple's Face ID||Kirk McElhearn and Josh Long chat with Serge Kameni, a long-time Intego developer, about the company's early years, then discuss Apple's Face ID, coming with the iPhone X.||10/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIntroducing the Intego Mac Podcast||Kirk McElhearn and Josh Long introduce the Intego Mac Podcast and discuss Apple's recent operating system upgrades, and take a close look at Apple's security and privacy features.||10/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
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.
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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