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On Checklist 252 by SecureMac - Visiting a new danger around stalkerware - Governments want to use tech similar to Apple’s CSAM detection to peek into other parts of our lives - Kids get clever with Live Text in iOS 15 This is Checklist 252 - brought to you by Secure Don't forget to check out our show notes: SecureMac.com/Checklist And get in touch…
 
Remember “illusionofchaos,” that security researcher Apple spent the summer ignoring? They’re doing it again - failing to give credit where credit is due. A look at that, plus the bad guys at mSpy are worse than we thought! Problems, Revisited on Checklist no. 251, brought to you by SecureMac. Don't forget to check out our show notes: SecureMac.com…
 
On Checklist No. 249 - A security researcher has found a vulnerability tied, not to using Apple’s AirTag, but to finding one. Plus, another researcher revealing three zero-days has revealed a whole other security issue for Apple. Give it a listen, and please tell friend about this show! Don't forget to check out our show notes: SecureMac.com/Checkl…
 
iPads, iPhones, watches, TVs - aside from the Mac, just about everything Apple makes got updates this week. While we touched last week on some of what was coming. It’s here now (except for what isn’t) and it just works (except for what doesn’t). Privacy, security, and so many updates on Checklist No. 248 - brought to you by SecureMac. Give it a lis…
 
This week, The Checklist looks at software updates for every bit of Apple gear aimed at plugging the vulnerability exploited by NSO Group’s Pegasus spyware. Plus - Apple’s 80-minute media event features about one-minute on Privacy and Security. We’ll ponder why on Checklist No. 247, brought to you by SecureMac. Give it a listen, and please tell fri…
 
Apple shook the privacy minded world last month with its expanded protections for children plans. Now, it plans to take those plans more slowly. News from Apple and reaction to it, plus a country’s caught elbow-deep in spyware. We’ll talk who and where on Checklist No. 246 - brought to you by SecureMac. Give it a listen, and please tell friend abou…
 
The folks at jamf are out with a report - “An Analysis of iOS App Permissions.” Working largely from that, Checklist No. 245 by SecureMac looks at: What sorts of apps seek what sorts of access Reasons we should care about those permissions What businesses and individuals can do about controlling permissions Give it a listen, and please tell friend …
 
A couple of tech sites have run ads that look like articles advertising spyware that looks like a child protection app. We’ll look at the latest from mSpy, plus an article that says Apple does not protect children from people who didn’t turn on Parental Controls. All of that on Checklist 244, brought to you by SecureMac. Give it a listen, and pleas…
 
On Checklist No. 243 by SecureMac: - Explanations and pushback continue around Apple’s Extended Protections for Children - T-Mobile USA has lost info on over 40-million people - And kids aren’t great at the password thing Give it a listen, and please tell friend about this show! Don't forget to check out our show notes: SecureMac.com/Checklist And …
 
Apple made some huge announcements last week aimed at protecting kids. While that is laudable, Apple’s plans raised more than a few privacy concerns. We’ll look at Expanded Protections and Pushback on this edition of The Checklist, brought to you by SecureMac. Give it a listen, and please tell friend about this show! Don't forget to check out our s…
 
On this short Checklist, we look at the new Spyware Detector from iMazing, covering: - Why iMazing versus the Amnesty International tool - How to use it - What it’ll work on and what it won’t Give it a listen, and please tell friend about this show! Don't forget to check out our show notes: SecureMac.com/Checklist And get in touch with us: Checklis…
 
This week on Checklist 241 - Israel is investigating NSO Group, the outfit behind the spyware “Pegasus.” We’ll hear about that, plus the scary state of affairs, as told by The Next Web. Plus - one week after updates for Apple gear, more updates for Apple gear. And how do you AirDrop? We’ll look at a story that may have you reconsidering settings. G…
 
This week on Checklist 240 - Apple releases updates for everything, then updates for everything else. We’ll look at new features and security fixes. We’ll also look at a world-girding spyware story as Pegasus takes flight. Give it a listen, and please tell friend about this show! Don't forget to check out our show notes: SecureMac.com/Checklist And…
 
While online ads may anonymize your data, there’s a whole industry working to put that data and your identity back together. We’ll talk about that, plus stopping spam calls and stolen passwords from stolen iPhones. It’s all on Checklist No. 239, brought to you by SecureMac. Give it a listen, and please tell friend about this show! Don't forget to c…
 
In the movies, bad guys are often taken down by a tech vulnerability. This week, we revisit our look at how best practices could make bad guys better at being bad. - Where Khan went wrong - Some of the Empire’s greatest mistakes - And who are these aliens messing up our Independence Day? Give it a listen, and please tell friend about this show! Don…
 
Is it a data leak, or data lake? We'll talk about the personal info of LinkedIn users that's up for sale. Also - what’s going on with who’s health records? And revisiting ID in Apple Wallet - all of that on Checklist No. 237 brought to you by SecureMac. Give it a listen, and please tell friend about this show! Don't forget to check out our show not…
 
Apple has a plan to put government IDs in the Wallet App on iPhone. Convenient? Sure! But, as with anything new in technology, there are concerns. We’ll look at those from the technical side and the philosophical side with SecureMac’s Nick Leon on Checklist No. 236, brought to you by SecureMac. Give it a listen, and please tell friend about this sh…
 
On Checklist No. 235 by SecureMac: - The problem with buying tech from the blacklist - Apple tightens security on AirTag - A surprising security change coming for iOS Give it a listen, and please tell friend about this show! Don't forget to check out our show notes: SecureMac.com/Checklist And get in touch with us: Checklist@Securemac.com…
 
Developer extraordinaire and blast from the past August Trometer joins us this week to discuss privacy and security announcements from WWDC21. Give it a listen, and please tell friend about this show! Don't forget to check out our show notes: SecureMac.com/Checklist And get in touch with us: Checklist@Securemac.com…
 
Text scams target the stay-at-homes, phishing scams target folks headed back to the office, and Venmo manages to be less social, more private, and still annoy the privacy minded. Check it out on Checklist No. 233 brought to you by SecureMac. Give it a listen, and please tell friend about this show! Don't forget to check out our show notes: SecureMa…
 
Do you know what Venmo is? President Biden does. For a while at least, we knew what he was doing with it. SecureMac's Nick Leon joins us to talk Venmo and security. Then - a look at a huge security issue fixed in this week's macOS 11.4 update. Give it a listen, and please tell friend about this show! Don't forget to check out our show notes: Secure…
 
Three topics this week: We’ll check Craig Federighi’s comments about malware on the Mac, we’ll look at why the gas stopped in the southeastern US, and Apple seems to be fixing (?) an ATT issue. We’ll hit it all on Checklist 231, brought to you by SecureMac. Give it a listen, and please tell friend about this show! Don't forget to check out our show…
 
Have you heard? The Google Play Store’s doing privacy labels just like Apple. Except one site says, no they aren’t. We’ll dive into that. Plus - AirTag’s been out for a couple of weeks. We’ll tackle a physical safety concern and some fun that hackers are having on Checklist No. 230, brought to you by SecureMac. Give it a listen, and please tell fri…
 
A week after a slew of updates from Apple, a smaller slew of updates from Apple. Apple issued updates this week meant to tackle two zero-day vulnerabilities tied to WebKit. So… what are those things again? August Trometer joins us to talk it over on Checklist 229, brought to you by SecureMac. Give it a listen, and please tell friend about this show…
 
As had been anticipated, Apple let fly with a ton of updates this week, and they did not skimp on the security. We’ll look at a way to open your phone with your masked face, App Tracking Transparency and fallout from App Tracking Transparency, and some important security updates for the Mac. Give it a listen, and please tell friend about this show!…
 
AirTag, Apple’s long awaited device tracker, was finally announced this week. It should be great for keeping track of your stuff, but what’s to stop it from tracking you? We’ll look at the product, some pushback, and privacy issues on Checklist 227 - brought to you by SecureMac. Give it a listen, and please tell friend about this show! Don't forget…
 
Facebook data on over half-a-billion users has been found on a public hacker site. The good news: The data’s been out there since 2019. Wait… why is that good news? Facebook didn’t tell anyone about the data. How’d we find out? And what’s happening now? Find out now on Checklist 226 - brought to you by SecureMac. Give it a listen, and please tell f…
 
From cyberbullying to misinformation to leaving a digital footprint - things that didn’t even exist when a lot of us were kids are things today’s children deal with every day. We’ll talk with educator Robert Speciale about raising better digital citizens on Checklist no. 225 - brought to you by SecureMac. Give it a listen, and please tell friend ab…
 
Reports say a misconfigured AWS cloud server left the info of hundreds of thousands of Hobby Lobby customers exposed. We’ll look at that and a few takes on how best to secure the cloud. Plus - revisiting a checklist on cloud misconceptions with “Security in Color” host Dominique West. All of that on Checklist 224 brought to you by SecureMac. Give i…
 
If you spend any time on the socials, you’ve heard people talk about Clubhouse. It’s been around for close to a year, though it’s really taken off over the past few months. We’ll look at its safety, then look at Privacy Labels with Clubhouse as a sort of yardstick on Checklist 223 brought to you by SecureMac. Give it a listen, and please tell frien…
 
Apple has three great checklists that we’re featuring on this week’s Checklist by SecureMac: - If you want to see if anyone else has access to your device or accounts - If you want to stop sharing with someone whom you previously shared with - If you want to make sure no one else can see your location Give it a listen, and please tell friends about…
 
The first two pieces of malware for the first Apple Silicon processor - the M1 - have been spotted. The first, GoSearch22, was found by Mac security expert Patrick Wardle. He stops by to talk about that one, about the other piece of malware - Silver Sparrow, and the future of malware on Apple Silicon. All of that on episode 220 of The Checklist, br…
 
The folks protecting the networks of tomorrow are in high school today. And they’re learning how to protect the networks of tomorrow… today. Robert Speciale is the CT Cybersecurity teacher at Indian Springs High School outside of Las Vegas, Nevada. He was an IT guy who became a teacher, who’s now teaching high school kids how to be pros in cybersec…
 
Privacy Labels have landed in the App Store for a number of apps. We’ll cover what those are, what they cover, why some apps don’t have them, and what you can do with the information on them. Don't forget to check out our show notes: SecureMac.com/Checklist And get in touch with us: Checklist@Securemac.com…
 
Last week was Data Privacy Day, and Apple tackled it in big ways. Checklist 217 by SecureMac looks at Apple’s App Tracking Transparency push, as well as its war of words with Facebook. Don't forget to check out our show notes: SecureMac.com/Checklist And get in touch with us: Checklist@Securemac.comBy SecureMac
 
Zoom went from being an easy to use video calling service to a privacy nightmare to a ubiquitous utility serving a locked down COVID-19 world. But did we ever take care of the privacy problems? iMore’s Stephen Warwick joins us to talk about Zoom, what it’s done to make itself safer, and what we can do, too. Don't forget to check out our show notes:…
 
When’s the last time you completely powered down your iPhone? Whenever it was, that’s the safest your iPhone’s been in a while. We’ll look at various states of data, what we have to worry about, and what we can do to mitigate that worry. Plus - A followup to Apple flouting the firewall. Don't forget to check out our show notes: SecureMac.com/Checkl…
 
With a new year just underway, we thought we’d look back at five big Mac malware stories for 2020. SecureMac’s Nick Leon joins us to talk about FinSpy, GravityRAT, XCSSET, ThiefQuest, and Shlayer. Don't forget to check out our show notes: SecureMac.com/Checklist And get in touch with us: Checklist@Securemac.com…
 
The start of a new year is a great time to start strengthen your digital security. Today, we hit two security resolution: - Get and Use a Password Manager - Turn on Two-Factor Authentication Find out more on the first Checklist of 2021 - brought to you by SecureMac. Don't forget to check out our show notes: SecureMac.com/Checklist And get in touch …
 
An 11 year-old wreaks havoc... A game that is not worth playing... And putting a blind guy behind the wheel… Voices of Checklists passed tell us about their favorite hacker movies, including Hackers, WarGames, Sneakers, and Superman III. What did they get right? What did they get wrong? And what can we learn from them? Snuggle up for The Hacky Holi…
 
The holidays! A time of love, warmth, and good cheer. Also, prime time for scammers. We’ll look at some delivery scams and how to avoid them with SecureMac’s Nick Leon. Plus - news of the COVID-19 vaccines brings - you guessed it - more scams. Avoiding a Scammy New Year on Checklist 211, brought to you by SecureMac. Don't forget to check out our sh…
 
With time ticking down, you may be ordering IoT things for holiday gifts. Be sure what you’re buying is safe! We’ve got a Checklist for that. Plus - 33 vulnerabilities pose a threat to “millions” of IoT devices. We’ll talk AMNESIA: 33 on Checklist 210, brought to you by SecureMac. Don't forget to check out our show notes: SecureMac.com/Checklist An…
 
You trust Apple. You trust the firewall you’ve set up on your Mac. But - do you trust Apple to decide what your firewall should stop and what it shouldn’t? Patrick Wardle joins us to discuss the issue on Checklist 209 - brought to you by SecureMac. Don't forget to check out our show notes: SecureMac.com/Checklist And get in touch with us: Checklist…
 
Heading into Black Friday and Cyber Monday, we’ve got two checklists on this week’s Checklist - The first is sort of a basic guide to online shopping, while the second covers how to safely use browser extensions for shopping securely. Don't forget to check out our show notes: SecureMac.com/Checklist And get in touch with us: Checklist@Securemac.com…
 
macOS Big Sur has arrived. Or, we’ve gotten to Big Sur. Whatever the case, there’s a host of new privacy and security features in the Mac’s latest operating system. We’re talking over some of them with SecureMac’s Nick Leon on Checklist 207. Don't forget to check out our show notes: SecureMac.com/Checklist And get in touch with us: Checklist@Secure…
 
Some say Apple is building a search engine. Others say Apple’s strengthening search in Siri. Whatever it’s doing, Apple is up to something in search that could have privacy implications. We’re talking over the possibilities with SecureMac’s Nick Leon on Checklist 206. Don't forget to check out our show notes: SecureMac.com/Checklist And get in touc…
 
US officials say there are credible threats of ransomeware attacks aimed at hospitals, clinics, and other medical facilities across the country. Plus - It’s too late to mail in your mail-in ballot for next Tuesday’s general election. We’ll hear what experts say you should do if you failed to get yours in the mail. Don't forget to check out our show…
 
Someone is trying to undermine this year’s election and someone is trying to steal your money. The good news: There are steps you can take to fight both voter intimidation and election-centered phishing attempts. We’ll tackle those topics on episode 204 of The Checklist brought to you by SecureMac. Don't forget to check out our show notes: SecureMa…
 
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