Intego Mac Podcast, Episode #216: The Problem with Default Passwords

The UK is mulling a bill to prohibit default passwords; the admin/admin that is often set by default on internet-connected devices. This would be a good thing, but there are drawbacks. We also discuss how Apple takes the lead in smartphone sales in China, and an upgrade program for Mac laptops.

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Intego Mac Podcast, Episode #215: Apple Sues NSO Group for Pegasus Spyware

Apple has filed a lawsuit against NSO Group, the creator of Pegasus spyware, that has targeted politicians, journalists, and activists. We discuss this surprising lawsuit and what it means for Apple users and security.

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Intego Mac Podcast, Episode #214: Shop Safely on Black Friday and Cyber Monday

We had to check our calendars when Apple announced a new self-service repair program for iPhones. We look at some new Mac malware, and we discuss how to shop safely and securely online this Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

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Intego Mac Podcast, Episode #213: Is Apple Planning to Lock Down the Mac?

There is still new malware pretending to be Flash Player updates, even though Flash is dead; Facebook said they were ditching their facial recognition program, but has done an about face; and we discuss whether Apple is on a path to lock down the Mac to only allow apps to be installed from the Mac App Store.

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Intego Mac Podcast, Episode #212: Apple’s Poor Patching Policies

We look at how Apple’s inconsistent patching policies for fixing security threats puts users at risk. We also discuss Facebook’s decision to shut down their facial recognition program, and an interesting “Trojan source” attack that could allow malware to be inserted into source code using invisible characters.

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Intego Mac Podcast, Episode #211: Say Hey to macOS Monterey

Apple releases macOS Monterey, the company’s newest desktop operating system, along with a number of security updates. We discuss Apple’s new M1 Pro and M1 Max MacBook Pro models, which may be too powerful for most users. And if you’re getting a new Mac, we discuss which is better: migrating your old system, or doing a clean installation.

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Intego Mac Podcast, Episode #210: Apple’s New MacBook Pros, Really for Pros

Google removes FTP from Chrome; a journalist looks at a state website’s source code and the governor brands him a “hacker”; Facebook is in trouble, and plans to change its name, sort of; and we look at Apple’s new MacBook Pros, that really are for pros.

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Intego Mac Podcast, Episode #209: What the heck is Apple doing??

Apple has released a security update for an actively exploited vulnerability, but only for iOS 15, not iOS 14? What are they doing? We also discuss how Apple sometimes offers security updates for older versions of macOS, but not always.

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Intego Mac Podcast, Episode #208: iPad mini 6, Facebook’s Time-Out, and a Contactless iPhone Rip-Off

Facebook’s downtime shows how risky it is to use social media services to log into other services. An interesting proof of concept can steal money from Visa cards on iPhones. And we discuss the new iPad mini 6, and the Apple Watch 7 that goes on sale Friday.

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Intego Mac Podcast, Episode #207: iOS 12 Security Updates, Zero-Day iOS Vulnerabilities, and the iPhone 13

Apple issues a security update for iOS 12, zero-day vulnerabilities target iOS and iPadOS, and we look at the iPhone 13 Pro.

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