Intego Mac Podcast, Episode #182: Facebook, Google, and Stolen iPhones

Facebook leaks 500 million user records, Google is testing a new replacement for cookies to track users, and we explain how to check if that used iPhone you want to buy is stolen.

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Intego Mac Podcast, Episode #181: No April Fool’s Jokes Here, and Other News

We talk about new malware targeting iOS developers, fleeceware in the App Store, 5G vulnerabilities that can leak your location, and discuss private browsing windows, with a Safari tip that is useful for anyone who uses this feature. And we have no April Fool’s jokes.

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Intego Mac Podcast, Episode #180: 10 Mac security and privacy features to set up right away

We discuss our checklist of the 10 security and privacy features that you should set up right away on your new Mac.

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How to Remove Wi-Fi Networks from Your Mac and iOS Device

If you travel regularly with your Mac or iOS device, you likely find yourself connecting to new Wi-Fi networks: at airports, in train stations, in hotels, restaurants, pubs, or at clients’ offices. Whether you connect to these networks with your Mac, iPhone, or iPad, miraculously, your devices will remember these networks and sync them via iCloud — so your other Apple products can access them too, if you use iCloud Keychain.

Your Apple device’s ability to remember previously connected to networks can be both good and bad. While it means you don’t have to search for or remember login credentials when you connect to a known Wi-Fi network on a different device, it can lead to a surfeit of Wi-Fi networks stored in your keychain and potentially allow you to unknowingly connect to a Wi-Fi network that might not be secure. You can cull these Wi-Fi networks, but you can only really clean them out on a Mac.

In this article, I’ll show you how to remove these Wi-Fi networks so your Macs and iOS devices forget them.

Read the rest of the article on The Mac Security Blog.

Intego Mac Podcast, Episode #179: Google, iOS Security Updates, and the End of the Original HomePod

Google is sued for its incognito browsing mode. iOS security updates may be delivered more frequently. We look at how easy it is to take over someone’s SMS messages. And we discuss the demise of the original HomePod.

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Intego Mac Podcast, Episode #178: Everything You Need to Know About Batteries

The iMac Pro is at the end of its life, and we discuss future iMacs. We look at a change in terminology Apple will be introducing in podcasting. And we look at everything you need to know about the batteries in your Apple devices.

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Use private browsing to maintain your privacy on the web

You know that whenever you visit a website, a great deal of data is collected about you by the company running the website, and by third parties that track you to serve ads. The more you use the web, the more information goes into profiles that companies like Google and Facebook use to target ads that match your search terms, the types of websites you visit, and more.

While you can use an ad blocker to not see ads, and also to block some of the trackers used to follow you around, these tools aren’t 100% effective. But there’s another way you can maintain your privacy: you can use private browsing.

Read the rest of the article on The Mac Security Blog.

Intego Mac Podcast, Episode #177: All About Cookies

Could Apple’s Rosetta emulation environment not be available in every country? We examine claims that it will be deleted in certain regions. Chrome changes the way it works to try HTTPS by default. And we discuss cookies: how Google will stop using them to track users, and how you can manage and delete them on your Mac or iOS device.

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Intego Mac Podcast, Episode #176: Silver Sparrow Malware Targets Apple’s New M1 Macs

Silver Sparrow malware has been found targeting Macs, including Apple’s new M1 models, but we don’t know what the malware is trying to do. Apple has started going after App Store subscription scams, patches an iCloud website vulnerability, will make “zero-click” attacks harder to carry out in iOS. And, yes, we have some good news for Android users.

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Intego Mac Podcast, Episode #175: A New Amazon Phishing Scam, Malvertizing, and Apple Activation Lock Removal

A new Amazon phishing scam doesn’t include links to click, but rather a telephone number to call: beware! Malvertizing takes advantage of a zero-day WebKit vulnerability to display deceptive ads, and serve malware. And Apple has set up a website for people to request the removal of activation lock on devices they own.

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