How to Back Up Your Mac to a NAS

We all know how important it is to back up your Mac. It’s easy to connect an external hard drive to your Mac to back it up, but if you use a laptop, you might forget to do this regularly. You can use an online backup service if you have the bandwidth, but a practical way to back up your Mac locally is to use a NAS: a network-attached storage device. Here’s why it can be convenient and practical to use a NAS for backups, and as a personal cloud.

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Intego Mac Podcast, Episode #147: A New iMac, a Google Gotcha, and a Zoom Zinger

Apple updated the 27″ iMac this week, and it may be the last new desktop Mac running Intel processors, but should you buy this one or wait for Apple’s own chips? Google accidentally enabled some of its speakers to listen in on sounds in people’s homes, and we update recent stories about Garmin getting hit by ransomware, and the Great Twitter Hack of 2020.

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Intego Mac Podcast, Episode #146: How computer security is depicted in movies

We talk about an update on the Great Twitter Hack of 2020, discuss a ransomware attack on Garmin that shut down the company’s services, and even its assembly lines, and warn listeners about some Netgear devices that have vulnerabilities and can’t be updated. We then discuss the often ridiculous way hacking is portrayed in movies and TV.

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Intego Mac Podcast, Episode #145: Are smart locks really that smart?

We follow up on the great Twitter hack of 2020, we discuss how a Cloudflare outage brought down many major websites, and Kirk tells a story of a suspicious email from his local government. We then examine whether smart locks are really safe.

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Intego Mac Podcast, Episode #144: The Great Twitter Hack of 2020

Apple issues another round of updates, hackers target organizations involved in coronavirus vaccine development, and there was a big Twitter hack where CEOs and politicians had their accounts compromised. Tweets were posted for a cryptocurrency scam, but were there other reasons for the hack?

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Intego Mac Podcast, Episode #143: An actual Mac virus, and 1 in 142 passwords is “123456”

While there is plenty of malware that affects the Mac, actual viruses are rare; but new malware has been found that does meet that description. We talk about how 1 in 142 passwords is “123456,” and we have a special announcement about new Intego software.

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Save Settings in Safari for Websites You Visit Often

You most likely have a number of websites you visit regularly: sites you use to shop, bank, get the news, and more. If you use Safari on the Mac, you may know that you can change the way you view these websites, changing the font size, using Reader mode, and more. But what you may not know is that you can apply these changes permanently for any site that you visit, so when you view a website, you can see it and interact with it comfortably. Here’s how.

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Intego Mac Podcast, Episode #142: 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.

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Google to Auto-Delete User History After 18 Months

Managing your privacy when using Google services can be confusing, because there are so many settings, and it’s not clear what type of data the company retains on users. If you have a Google account, you may use it with a lot of Google services: beyond the basic search service (Google stores a record of your searches), you may also use Google for email, you may use Google Maps, which records your location, and you may sign in with your Google account to various apps and services.

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Intego Mac Podcast, Episode #141: 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.

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