Protect your data and your privacy

Macworld Podcast episode 42

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While there may only be four known viruses for Mac OS X—at least according to antivirus software maker Sophos—that doesn’t mean that your Mac is impenetrable. There are still plenty of other ways for your data to become compromised, and with you none the wiser about it.

Fortunately, you can take steps right now to keep your Mac and its data secure—our July 2006 cover story, “Protect Your Mac,” offers 18 tips on what you should be doing to protect your data and privacy. In this episode of the Macworld Podcast, I talk to Glenn Fleishman, one of the co-authors of “Protect Your Mac,” about ways to stay secure when you go online.

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Show notes

In addition to his Macworld contributions, Glenn Fleishman blogs at WiFi Networking News. He was also the first guest back on Macworld Podcast #1, when we discussed Bluetooth.

In addition to the main feature article, the “Protect Your Mac” cover story also includes round-up reviews of antivirus and firewall software. We also touched on the topic of Mac viruses back in Macworld Podcast #29.

Responding to listener Fred Greene’s question about podcasting, contributing editor Christopher Breen suggested that he check out Rogue Amoeba’s Web site to find an explainer as to how to record Skype calls. An iPod Blog entry from last week echoes Fred’s comments about the absence of an AM tuner accessory for the iPod.

Speaking of iPod accessories, while we’re done with our giveaways for the time being, I still welcome audio comments! Please send them to me via email.

Music credits

“Basic” by Epicte the Elemental. Want to hear more of his music? Need a DJ in the Washington, D.C. area? E-mail him at epicte [at] gmail [dot] com.

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