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The Checklist by SecureMac

SecureMac presents The Checklist. Each week, Nicholas Raba, Nicholas Ptacek, and Ken Ray hit security topics for your Mac and iOS devices. From getting an old iPhone, iPad, iPod, Mac, and other Apple gear ready to sell to the first steps to take to secure new hardware, each show contains a set of easy to follow steps meant to keep you safe from identity thieves, hackers, malware, and other digital downfalls. Check in each Thursday for a new Checklist!
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Jul 11, 2019

On this edition of The Checklist: 

  • A look at the Zoom for Mac vulnerability
  • OpenID raises questions over Sign in with Apple
  • The UK issues some big GDPR fines

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Jul 4, 2019

In the movies, bad guys are often taken down by a tech vulnerability. This week, we 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?

 

Have your tickets ready. We’re watching Summer Security Blockbusters on Checklist 144!

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Jun 27, 2019

On this week’s episode:

  • Samsung takes heat for advising SmartTV security
  • La Liga: Revisited
  • An app hears taps and guesses passwords

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Jun 20, 2019

Regret: Unable to attend… A series of unfortunate events has made it impossible for us to bring you The Checklist today. We’ll be back with you next week - Lord willing and the creek don’t rise… in the meantime, I will ask you if you have a question you want to ask us. 

We love doing this show. For me personally, it’s fun finding stories that we can look at and say, “How can we make ourselves safer?” Then talking about ways to do that! Do you have questions along those lines? We would love to tackle them: the email address is Checklist@SecureMac.com. If you’re worried that your question is easy or dumb, don’t be. If something’s confusing or worrying you, it’s probably bothering someone else, too. You could help them by posing your question: Checklist@SecureMac.com. 

We are sorry to miss today… and we look forward to talking with you again next week.

Jun 13, 2019

On this week’s episode:

- A four-year security breach at Checkers and Rally’s
- Microsoft suggests killing off killing off passwords
- Apple leaves room to peek into MDM deployments

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Jun 6, 2019

This week, we look at some of the security announcements and changes announced at WWDC, including:

  • MDM changes for parental control apps
  • Sign in with Apple
  • HomeKit for cameras and routers
  • A few of August’s favorite things from WWDC

 

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May 30, 2019

On this week’s Checklist by SecureMac: 

  • Apps are talking in your sleep
  • A case against tracking software for kids
  • A followup on ZombieLoad
  • Automatic updates and. FileVault

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May 23, 2019

We mention two-factor authentication quite a bit, but it’s been a while since we took a close look. On this week’s Checklist by SecureMac: 

  • Different types of authentication
  • What kinds of accounts should employ it
  • August tells a 2FA tale

Bringing the user group to you - It’s Checklist 139!

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May 16, 2019

On this week’s Checklist by SecureMac: 

  • Examining and Defending Against ZombieLoad
  • A Serious WhatsApp Exploit
  • Security Reasons to Install Your Apple Updates

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May 9, 2019

On this week’s Checklist by SecureMac: 

  • Security breach on pump four
  • A U.S. city under cyber siege
  • Keeping 12-year-olds off of dating apps

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May 2, 2019

On this week’s Checklist by SecureMac:

- Free viewing, plus bonus malware!
- 80 million households exposed!
- Is Facebook ACTUALLY working on user privacy?

 

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Apr 25, 2019

On this week’s Checklist by SecureMac, we talk over the digital facts of life with mom and dad. Topics include:

 

  • Ellen Degeneres is NOT giving things away on Facebook
  • How to share your wifi network (and why you may not want to)
  • Password safety: Because we keep being unsafe with our passwords

 

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Apr 18, 2019

On this week’s Checklist by SecureMac: 

  • Worried about your internet of things things? Princeton has a tool for that!
  • Worried about hotels and data security? You should be!
  • Apple’s new steps against scammy subscriptions
  • Facebook: amiright?

 

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Apr 11, 2019

On this week’s Checklist by SecureMac: 

  • More enterprise certificate abuse
  • Threats to put CEOs in the pokey
  • A layer of certification for Mac apps

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Apr 4, 2019

On this week’s Checklist by SecureMac: 

  • The Earl of Data Loss
  • Eight of the most common phone scams around
  • A smallish price for a massive scam

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Mar 28, 2019

On this week’s Checklist by SecureMac:

- The Good: Senators try to protect children’s data
- The Bad: FEMA exposes the data of over 2-million disaster victims
- The Buggly: Apple fixes a boatload of security issues

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Mar 21, 2019

On this week’s Checklist by SecureMac: 

  • Viruses or Malware: Can iPhone get either?
  • Congress considers facial recognition legislation
  • MySpace teaches us all about backups

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Mar 14, 2019

On this week’s Checklist by SecureMac: 

  • Congress nibbles at the Internet of Things...
  • Out of sight is not off the grid...
  • A show worthy of a security conference…

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Mar 7, 2019

On this week’s Checklist by SecureMac: 

 

  • Hear ye, the Thunderclap
  • Google’s Project Zero hits Apple
  • The EFF wants encryption in the cloud

 

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Feb 28, 2019

On this week’s Checklist by SecureMac: 

  • Popular Apps Send Your Info to Facebook
  • The State of Play for Consumer Privacy
  • Pulling the Plug on Onavo Protect
  • Which Nests are Miked-Up
  • The Senate Wants to See Google’s CEO

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Feb 21, 2019

On this week’s Checklist by SecureMac:

- A look at the surprise microphone in some Nests
- Google nixes its own privacy protections
- And when sharing is for suckers

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Feb 14, 2019

On this week’s Checklist by SecureMac: 

  • Apps that record what you’re up to
  • Pirates on the Enterprise
  • And 2FA has a day in court (for some reason)

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Feb 7, 2019

On this week’s Checklist by SecureMac: 

  • A Keychain security standoff with Apple
  • Following up on the FaceTime and Facebook stories
  • Nest tries to un-ruffle some feathers

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Jan 31, 2019

On this week’s Checklist by SecureMac: 

 

- A deep dive into the Group FaceTime privacy bungle

- Apple trips Facebook on an app install sidestep

 

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Jan 24, 2019

On this week’s Checklist by SecureMac: 

  • A Nest is hacked with a bogus warning…
  • Teaching police departments about safety…
  • And all of your Apple gear can has updates…

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