Intego Mac Podcast, Episode 44: What’s a Botnet, and How Do They Work?

We mention the term “botnet” from time to time, but what exactly is a botnet? How does it work? Is it self-aware? Can botnets be taken down? We look into this, and discuss the week’s security news.

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 PhotoActive Podcast, Episode #12 – David DuChemin on the Long-Building Vision

Photoactive 400“Gear is good, but vision is better,” says photographer and educator David duChemin. This week, we talk to David about discovering and developing that vision.

Listen to PhotoActive, Episode #12 – David DuChemin on the Long-Building Vision.

Find out more, and subscribe to the podcast, at the PhotoActive website. You can follow The Next Track on Twitter at @PhotoActiveCast to keep up to date with new episodes, and join our Facebook group to chat with other listeners and participate in photo challenges and more.

The Next Track, Episode #118 – No Snobs Allowed – Anne Midgette on Classical Music for Beginners

The Next Track Blue Flat Button2 400pxAnne Midgette, chief classical music critic for the Washington Post, discusses her article about classical music for beginners.

Listen to The Next Track: Episode #118 – No Snobs Allowed – Anne Midgette on Classical Music for Beginners.

Find out more, and subscribe to the podcast, at The Next Track website. You can follow The Next Track on Twitter at @NextTrackCast, to keep up to date with new episodes, and new articles from the website.

iOS Lock Screen: Guide to Keep Data off Your iPhone Lock Screen

We use our iOS devices to keep us up to date on important information. With notifications that can display on your iPhone lock screen, you can see who’s emailed you, important messages, and much more. But with the default iOS settings, sometimes private data that you don’t want others to see can display on your lock screen, and anyone who can see your iPhone or iPad can potentially access personal information on your iPhone, even if it’s locked.

This means if your iPhone is lost or stolen, whoever has your iOS device will not need your passcode to look at the information that displays on the iOS lock screen. Even someone who randomly walks by your phone when you’re not there could potentially see sensitive information displayed on it while it’s locked.

Fortunately, Apple’s iOS contains a number of privacy settings to control what data can display on your lock screen, but many people ignore these options. Want to keep your sensitive information private? In this guide, we’ll show you what you can control and how to change these settings to keep private data off your iPhone lock screen.

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