Intego Mac Podcast, Episode 83: Epic disasters: ZombieLoad, WhatsApp, Google 2FA Keys, and Microsoft RDP

It’s been a busy week for security vulnerabilities. ZombieLoad affects all recent Intel processors, and Apple has issued a fix for it. A serious WhatsApp vulnerability made the evening news because it was so dangerous. And Google and Microsoft had a few issues as well.

Check out <a href=”http://podcast.intego.com/83″>the latest episode of The Intego Mac Podcast, which I co-host with Josh Long. We talk about Macs and iOS devices, and how to keep them secure.

What is credential stuffing? Why you need unique passwords

One of the most serious Internet security risks involves usernames and passwords–and the reuse of passwords across multiple sites. The best practice is to use a different password on every website or with every service where you have an account. While it’s okay to reuse the same user name (which is sometimes your email address), passwords should always be unique because of data breaches and credential stuffing.

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

Intego Mac Podcast, Episode 82: How We Use Facebook

We look at an issue that caused Firefox add-ons to not work for a while, and discuss a suggestion about making Apple’s AirDrop more secure. Then we discuss how we use Facebook, and why we don’t use it much any more (and perhaps why you should rethink how you use the service).

Check out <a href=”http://podcast.intego.com/82″>the latest episode of The Intego Mac Podcast, which I co-host with Josh Long. We talk about Macs and iOS devices, and how to keep them secure.

Intego Mac Podcast, Episode 81: Should you worry about MDM software?

Apple has updated Xprotect; what is this? Facebook bans quizzes and useless apps; finally. And we take a close look at MDM software, and how Apple has taken measures against apps that use this technology.

Check out <a href=”http://podcast.intego.com/81″>the latest episode of The Intego Mac Podcast, which I co-host with Josh Long. We talk about Macs and iOS devices, and how to keep them secure.

Intego Mac Podcast, Episode 80: When should you upgrade your Mac?

Macs last a long time, but whatever your needs, you’ll need to upgrade your Macs eventually. Whether you buy new or used, there comes a time when you need more power, RAM, storage, or all of the above. You don’t necessarily have to upgrade your entire Mac. We discuss the different variations of upgrading your Apple hardware.

Check out <a href=”http://podcast.intego.com/80″>the latest episode of The Intego Mac Podcast, which I co-host with Josh Long. We talk about Macs and iOS devices, and how to keep them secure.

Intego Mac Podcast, Episode 79: Solving a problem that isn’t there

Breaking news: folding phones are out, and they’re breaking. Is this a solution to a problem that doesn’t exist? We also discuss the possibility of Apple creating a Find My Everything app, and we look at advertising identifiers on iOS device, and Mozilla’s campaign to get Apple to change them every month.

Check out <a href=”http://podcast.intego.com/79″>the latest episode of The Intego Mac Podcast, which I co-host with Josh Long. We talk about Macs and iOS devices, and how to keep them secure.

Intego Mac Podcast, Episode 78: Is Apple Breaking Up iTunes?

Rumors abound of Apple breaking up iTunes, and we look at what this might entail. We also discuss how Amazon employees are listening in on Alexa devices, and we relate the story of an Apple employee whose confidential Apple devices were subject to searches when he tried to cross the border.

Check out the latest episode of The Intego Mac Podcast, which I co-host with Josh Long. We talk about Macs and iOS devices, and how to keep them secure.

The Best Mac Cleanup Tips for Digital Spring Cleaning

Spring is in the air. You can tell because the birds are starting to chirp, the days are getting longer, and you’ve set your clock ahead.

Whenever spring comes, something deep inside us prods us to clean things out. Our home, our garage, our basementÂ… so why not our Macs? We accumulate clutter in the colder, darker months, and with more light and warmer weather, it’s a good time to take stock of things and decide what you need to keep, and what you can toss.

In this article, I present a roundup of the best Mac cleanup tips for spring cleaning your Mac. This is especially important if you have a Mac with an SSD as space is more limited than a hard drive. Some of these tips are simple, some take a bit more time, but they’ll all help you tidy up your computer.

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

Intego Mac Podcast, Episode 75: This Is a Brain Hack

We take a deep dive into spam: how it works, and how you can manage it. We also discuss another Facebook blunder, some thoughts on preventing facial recognition software from spotting you, and a new scam allegedly from the CIA.

Check out the latest episode of The Intego Mac Podcast, which I co-host with Josh Long. We talk about Macs and iOS devices, and how to keep them secure.

Intego Mac Podcast, Episode 74: Spoiler Alert

Josh tells us about the RSA security conference, and there are some new vulnerabilities that affect processors; one even has its own website. We also bring you some news about Facebook using phone numbers when they said they wouldn’t, and Firefox’s new secure file-transfer service.

Check out the latest episode of The Intego Mac Podcast, which I co-host with Josh Long. We talk about Macs and iOS devices, and how to keep them secure.