How to Use Hide My Email

With the next versions of macOS, iOS, and iPadOS, due to be released in the fall, Apple is introducing Hide My Email, which allows you to create random email addresses that forward to your iCloud email address. You can use them to register for websites, apps, and services, and delete them if you don’t want to be contacted any more.

Here’s how Hide My email works.

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Intego Mac Podcast, Episode #201: Apple’s New Child Protection Features that Scan Photos on Devices

Apple has announced Expanded Protections for Children, designed to help limit the spread of child sexual abuse material. However, these features scan photos on iPhones and iPads, and many privacy advocates are concerned by their potential for misuse.

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Intego Mac Podcast, Episode #200: Tales from the Hackin’ Shack with Patrick Wardle

For the 200th episode of the Intego Mac Podcast, we welcome independent security researcher Patrick Wardle, who shares tales of finding bugs and vulnerabilities on the iPhone and Mac.

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Intego Mac Podcast, Episode #199: Understanding iCloud Private Relay

The Apple watch has been updated to cover a recent security vulnerability that has been patched on other Apple operating systems. Zoom pays users for lying, Apple brings back the Store tab on its website, and we look at how the forthcoming iCloud Private Relay works.

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Intego Mac Podcast, Episode #198: Buying and Selling Computer Vulnerabilities

A new Apple update is released for a zero-day vulnerability exploited in the wild, we discuss how vulnerability brokers buy and sell computer bugs, and we look at three free secure email services.

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Intego Mac Podcast, Episode #197: Prepare for the End of 3G Networks

Apple has released security updates for all its operating systems. We discuss the new disclosures about Pegasus spyware, and Apple’s response. And we look at what will happen when mobile phone carriers shut down their 3G networks; you may have 3G devices that you don’t think about. And Josh has a new laptop; finally.

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Intego Mac Podcast, Episode #196: Screenshots and Shortcuts

Apple is fixing a bug that could disable network access on devices connecting to wi-fi networks containing weird characters, and Ring rolls out end-to-end encryption for doorbells. We take a close look at how to shoot screenshots on the Mac, and we discuss the new Shortcuts coming to macOS Monterey

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Intego Mac Podcast, Episode #195: The Danger of Internet-Connected Devices

We take another look at Windows 11 system requirements, we discuss another strange wi-fi network name that can break iPhones, and we look closely at the issue of Western Digital network storage devices that have had data deleted by hackers.

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What to Do if You Have Western Digital My Book Live or My Book Live Duo Devices

In the past few weeks, many users of Western Digital network connected storage devices have found that their data was remotely wiped by hackers. Hackers took advantage of a bug in the devices’ firmware of certain older devices, along with a zero-day vulnerability in some newer devices. While this vulnerability has been fixed in a recent version of the newer devices’ operating system, many users cannot upgrade to this new version, because their devices do not support it. Also, many users do not want to upgrade to this new version because it is not working well.

These issues affect a number of Western Digital My Book Live and My Book Live Duo devices.

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Shortcuts Are Coming to macOS – What Does This Mean, and How Secure Are They?

macOS has long had automation tools that can help you save time performing complex tasks, or tasks you carry out often. From AppleScript to Automator, these tools have been available with variable learning curves, and many people leverage these tools regularly.

iOS/iPadOS 12 added Shortcuts, another automation tool, to that platform, and now Apple is adding Shortcuts to macOS. What does this mean for the future of automation on the Mac? And what are the risks of using shortcuts?

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