The iTunes Store and the Towson Hack

The Macworld Podcast turns its attention to iTunes Store accounts—specifically the unsettling phenomenon where customers are seeing their iTunes gift card balances zeroed out by mysterious unwanted purchases. Staff writer Lex Friedman reported on the so-called Towson Hack for Macworld.com, and he’s joined by senior associate editor Dan Moren to discuss the situation and what you can do to protect your iTunes account.

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Show Notes

Before Lex and Dan dive into the details on the Towson hack, I spend a few minutes talking about the latest version of QuickBooks for the Mac. Intuit announced a new version Wednesday that will start shipping later this month. I’ve written an overview of the changes in QuickBooks for Mac 2012; a more in-depth first look at the accounting application should be posted on Macworld.com shortly. (Update: That QuickBooks first look is now live.)

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