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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!

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Checklist 165: Safe shopping for the holidays

This week’s Checklist gets you ready for the seasonal shopping rush (from a cybersecurity perspective, anyway). We’ll show you how to keep safe as you shop online; what gifts you might want to avoid; and how to make sure everything arrives as planned; and what to do when all the madness is over! 

This week’s Checklist covers:

How to shopWhat (not) to buyDeliveries and checkups

Shop smart, shop safe

Before you actually purchase anything …

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Checklist 164: Over the River and Through the Woods

A a complete guide to how to keep yourself safe during the holiday travel season. We’ll tell you what to do before you even walk out the door, how to protect yourself while you’re traveling, and what things to bear in mind when you reach your destination.

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Checklist 162: Insecurity with a “light” touch

On this week’s Checklist, we’ll talk about a privacy issue with a privacy service. We’ll look at how social engineering works in practice by examining “SIM-swapping”. And we’ll check out a high-tech hacking story that reads like something out of a Hollywood thriller.

Here’s the Checklist for this week:

Taking the privacy out of VPNSIM-swapping 101An audio hack with a “light” touch

When VPNs go public

As many as 2,000 users of the popular …

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Checklist 161: The Fixes Are In (Again)

This week on the Checklist, we’ll catch you up on what Apple has been doing to keep you safe. We’ll talk about some adware apps that got the boot from the App Store. And finally, we’ll look at the cybersecurity implications of Catholicism 2.0.

This week’s Checklist covers:

A look at the security bits of this week’s Apple updatesAdware violating apps kicked out of the App StoreDo rosary beads really need an …

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Checklist 159: What That and Tencent Will Get You

This week on the Checklist, we’ll look at a troubling connection between Apple and the Chinese government. We’ll revisit the issue of IoT security (spoiler: It’s not getting any safer out there). And we’ll round out the list with a reminder that when it comes to cybersecurity, sharing is caring!

This week’s Checklist is: 

What Website Warnings and Tencent will get youSecurity and an Internet of Things thingAnd would you please join …

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Checklist 158: Catalina Bound

On this Checklist, we’ll take a look at the latest version of macOS. We’ll revisit two-factor authentication by way of a somewhat disappointing story involving Twitter. And we’ll round out the show with news of yet another data breach.

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Checklist 157: Just Add S4LT

On this edition of The Checklist: The DoorDash data breach, Considering risks around AltStore, And the security side of recent Apple updates.

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Checklist 156: Watches and Warnings

On this edition of The Checklist: A third-party keyboard warning from Apple, How much is too much consumer protection?, and Apple Watch privacy in an always on world.

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Checklist 154: Should you put a Ring on it?

On this edition of The Checklist we discuss Warnings from Facebook about warnings about Facebook, ‘Amazon, your neighbours, and the police wanna put a Ring on it’, and When smart things turn dumb.

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Checklist 152: Sharing is Scaring

On this edition of The Checklist: Convenience versus privacy on Yelp, Tips for staying digitally safe on campus, and Everybody needs to update their everything!

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Checklist 151: Too Close for Security Comfort

This week on the Checklist podcast, we’ll talk about how to deal with security risks that come from those closest to you (literally). We’ll take you through some bad iOS news from the past week, and also discuss how it relates to a larger issue related to mobile security. And finally, we revisit a familiar topic—passwords—and tell you about some newly released Google research that probably means we’ll have to …

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Checklist 149: Security Tripping with The Checklist

This week, we say hello to August with a groan as news of more big data breaches that could affect our financial lives comes out. Then we’ll pivot to talk about how you can stay safe when you squeeze in one last summer vacation before autumn arrives, and we’ll round things out with a follow-up to a follow-up. It’s in the name of the show — so here’s this week’s …

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