Intego Mac Podcast, Episode #234: Apple’s Security Approach Endangers Users of macOS Big Sur & Catalina

Apple has issued new updates, but hasn’t patched two serious vulnerability for Big Sur and Catalina. We also look at a serious MailChimp data breach, and how AirTags are being used more for stalking.

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Intego Mac Podcast, Episode #233: Universal Control Comes to macOS Monterey

New malware, a new Chrome zero-day vulnerability, and why iOS auto-updates take so long to update. We discuss Apple’s potential iPhone hardware subscriptions and discuss the new Universal Control feature in macOS Monterey.

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How to Set Up and Use Universal Control with macOS Monterey

Universal Control is one of the most interesting features in macOS Monterey, but it’s taken months for it to roll out to users. Apple first presented the feature in June 2021, and, while it was slated to be included in macOS Monterey’s first release, it was delayed. It is finally available, but still officially described as “beta.”

When working on your Mac, you can enable Universal Control so you can use the same keyboard and mouse or trackpad to control another Mac, or even an iPad. It allows you to have a second screen when you need it, to work with different apps. It’s not the same as Sidecar, which allows you to shift a window from your Mac to an iPad; it’s a way of using iPad apps and controlling them from your Mac.

In this article, I’ll explain how to set up and use Universal Control, and when you might want to use it.

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Intego Mac Podcast, Episode #231: Apple Peek Performance Review

Plenty of Apple software updates came out last week and we have the run-down. Look up in the sky, it’s a bird, it’s a plane….it’s a QR code? And, of course, we’ll have our take on the latest gear announced at Apple’s most recent Peek Performance Event.

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Intego Mac Podcast, Episode #230: The Jargon Episode

Do you know your bot from your zombie, your evil maid from your man in the middle? Computer security, like any technical field, has lots of jargon, and in this episode, we explain the terms you hear us use often when talking about malware and security issues.

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Intego Mac Podcast, Episode #229: Apple Peek Performance Prognostics

Russia has deployed malware against Ukraine in the lead up to its invasion; we have details on the cyber weapons they used. Third-party web browsers for the iPhone and iPad are forced to use WebKit, but want to be free from this requirement. And Apple’s Spring Event is next week. We have a preview of what we hope is coming, along with some Peek Performance Prognostics.

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Intego Mac Podcast, Episode #228: Apple T2 Security Vulnerability, New Gmail Spam Rules, and How Thread Makes Your Home Smarter

The Mac’s T2 security chip has been hacked and your Mac’s passwords can be cracked. What you should know about a potentially serious vulnerability. You should probably check your Gmail spam folder? And we’ve got a look at the wireless mesh system you might already have running in your home.

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Intego Mac Podcast, Episode #227: Apple Vulns, Macro Viruses, and How Encryption Protects You

Apple has issued a mixed assortment of security updates, Microsoft is changing the way they warn about macros in Word and Excel documents, and we take a deep dive into end-to-end encryption, explaining why your security and privacy online depend on it.

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Intego Mac Podcast, Episode #226: Breaking Up Is Hard To Do

A bug has turned up that allowed Siri to record user interactions without permission; Facebook predicts Apple’s strict privacy and tracking features will hurt its bottom line; and third parties are selling AirTags that have been hacked to make them less detectable and easier to use for stalking. And, break ups happen: we’ve got some advice for how to un-share devices, services and personal data with your ex, just in time for Valentine’s Day.

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