Jeff Butts and Bryan Chaffin join Jeff Gamet to explain keychainStealer and why it shouldn’t stop you from upgrading to macOS High Sierra, plus they rant about App Store pricing complaints.
A new Mac security threat called keychainStealer could expose your Keychain passwords, but it isn’t limited to High Sierra, and isn’t a reason to not upgrade.
Dave Hamilton and Bryan Chaffin join Jeff Gamet to talk about Apple’s vision for Siri and user’s perception of the voice command platform, plus they shed some light on DolphinAttack.
Apparently Siri, Alexa, and other voice assistants are susceptible to hacks from bats and dolphins—or maybe just hackers that know how to use ultrasonic frequencies.
Dave Hamilton and Bryan Chaffin join Jeff Gamet to sort out the news that the encryption key for the iPhone and iPad Secure Enclave has been released on the internet, and they also look at Apple’s US$1 billion investment in original programming for Apple Music.
This can be particularly useful when you’re generating a password for a website or service that (inexplicably) limits which special characters you can use.
A new Senate bill is calling for baseline security standards for Internet of Things devices sold to the U.S. government.
John Martellaro and Jeff Butts join Jeff Gamet to debate whether or not the next Apple Watch will also be a cell phone, plus they talk about the TSA’s new rule requiring separate screening for electronics larger than a cell phone.
The U.S. Transportation Security Administration new procedure to keep us safe in the skies means any electronic device larger than a cell phone has to come out of your carry-on bag, just like you’re already doing with your laptop.
Dave Hamilton and Bryan Chaffin join Jeff Gamet to explain when and why you should force quit iPhone and iPad apps, plus they look at the BroadPwn hack and how that plays into the iOS 10.3.3 update.
If you haven’t installed the iOS 10.3.3 update on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch yet, hop to it because it including a fix for the BroadPwn Wi-Fi security vulnerability.
Australia’s Attorney General is meeting with Apple this week thinking he can convince the company to give his government a back door into our encrypted data.
Dave Hamilton and Bryan Chaffin join Jeff Gamet to look at a report claiming Touch ID won’t be an iPhone 8 feature, plus they offer up their thoughts on Apple engineers joining the WebVR Community Group.
John explores the psychology of why Apple employees leak corporate secrets.
Proposed EU laws aim to protect, not erode, encryption and digital privacy.
Quick Tips to start (no hints!), and then it’s time for some new Mac advice, which is a fitting question to get on the heels of Apple’s WWDC 2017 announcements. Then it’s time to discuss backups, and how much you should worry (hint: a LOT… that’s the point of backing up!). Add in some Wi-Fi chaos and that’s the foundation of a good Mac Geek Gab episode.
Apple’s WWDC keynote was a hardware bonanza, but Apple still faces some distinct challenges derived corporate culture and some self-inflicted weaknesses.
Hackers managed to steal a set of Amazon Web Service keys and use those to decrypt all kinds of OneLogin customer data.
Thunderbolt 3 Docks, Quick PrefPane Access, the best iOS PDF viewer, splitting audio files, and finding your lyrics. THAT’s what your two favorite geeks start with this week… and then they go from there! Press play and enjoy.
It’s an easy method to prevent certain passwords from getting intercepted if your iPhone or Mac is held by border agents.