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The Checklist Podcast

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!

The Checklist Podcast by SecureMac

Checklist 140: To Track or Not to Track?

On this week’s Checklist by SecureMac: Apps are talking in your sleep, A case against tracking software for kids, A followup on ZombieLoad, and Automatic updates and. FileVault.

Is your phone talking behind your back? It might seem like an odd question, but the answer might be as surprising to you as it recently was to some security researchers. Here’s another question: how closely should you monitor your kids? Despite the popularity …

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Checklist 139: 2FA 101

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, and August tells a 2FA tale.

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Checklist 138: Any Times a Good Time for an Update

A tricky class of vulnerability rises from the grave to trouble us again, one of the world’s most popular communications apps turns out to have a glaring flaw in its code that requires an immediate update to fix, and it’s time again to update your Apple devices — those stories, and all the details you need to know, are right here on today’s show. Here are the stories we’re checking …

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Checklist 135: Share This Show

On this week’s Checklist by SecureMac, we talk over the digital facts of life with mom and dad. Our 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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Checklist 134: Many Things, Revisited!

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,and Facebook: amiright…?

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Episode: Checklist 132: Soup, Salad, and a Security Breach

Checklist 132: Soup, Salad, and a Security Breach

Do you eat at restaurants? Do you use a phone? Do you even, dare we ask… go shopping? Then boy, do we have an episode for you this week! These might sound like mundane questions, but with this week’s stories, we’ll see that sometimes that’s all you need to do to end up exposed to threats against your security and privacy. That’s not to frighten you, though — after all, …

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Checklist 131: The Good, the Bad, and the Buggly

On this week’s Checklist by SecureMac we’ll be discussing: The Good: Senators try to protect children’s data, The Bad: FEMA exposes the data of over 2-million disaster victims, and The Buggly: Apple fixes a boatload of security issues.

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Checklist 127: Once More, with Facebook!

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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Checklist 124: Returning to the Nest

This week, a return to form — at least in terms of format. We’ve got follow-ups on stories from previous weeks for you, but we’re also hitting some big stories in security news this week. That includes another major event concerning Apple security and the ongoing tension over its bug bounty programs (or lack thereof), while smart home device maker Nest tries to smooth things over and assure users that …

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Checklist 122: Unrest In The Nest

Jan 24, 2019

It’s the end of the world as we know it — or at least, for one Californian family, that’s what it seemed like for about thirty minutes or so. Meanwhile, the police are leaking data all over the place online, but hey, at least Apple has a new raft of updates for all your favorite products to download and install. Those stories, and our thoughts on them, make …

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Checklist 121: On Checklist, TV Watches You!

With January slipping by quickly, are you back in the groove of all your usual life responsibilities? Are you perhaps enjoying your free time by taking advantage of all those new gadgets you got over Christmas, such as a brand-new TV? It may have some unsavory features you don’t know about lurking in the menus and settings — and speaking of settings, what better time of the year than to …

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