Intego Mac Podcast, Episode 48: Is the Mac App Store Really Safe?

We used to think that apps from the Mac App Store were safe, but some recently discovered issues where apps purchased at the Mac App Store have been sending user data to servers have made us reconsider that.

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 47: Coming Soon from Apple

We discuss the new products that Apple might (or is likely to) announcement next week. We also cover some privacy news about Twitter and Apple’s App Store.

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 45: Can You Prevent Google from Tracking Your Movements?

Google tracks your movement even when you tell its apps not to. We discuss this, and tell you how to turn off this “feature.” We also discuss the latest Apple and 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.

Google Tracks Your Movements — Can You Stop It?

You know that Google knows a lot about you. The company’s business model is based on its ability to target Internet users precisely, and this targeting is possible because of the vast store of data that Google has on billions of users, including you. It knows where you’ve been, what you’ve searched for, which websites you’ve visited, what you’ve bought, and much more.

In a recent story on The Mac Security Blog, we how you can find out what Google knows about you, and how to slim down the profile they store. But in some cases, Google makes it difficult—and confusing—to turn off their virtual panopticon.

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

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.