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MacVoices #24099: MVL - The AT&T Hack; India Wants Apple To Unlock An iPhone

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Release Date: 04/08/2024

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Another week, another hack. The MacVoices Live! panel of Chuck JoinerDave GinsburgBrian Flanigan-ArthursMarty Jencius, Eric BoldenJeff Gamet, and Guy Serle discuss AT&T’s loss of customer data that has a bit of history to it, as well as a request from India to unlock an iPhone of a political figure. (Spoiler: they said no.)

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Show Notes:

Chapters:

00:00 Introduction
03:39 AT&T Data Breach
06:45 Credit Monitoring Tips
13:04 Email Scams Awareness
14:11 Phone Scam Alert
16:31 Backblaze Sponsor
18:09 India vs. Apple

Links:

What You Should Do After the Massive AT&T Data Leak
https://lifehacker.com/tech/what-to-do-after-the-att-leak

How To Freeze and Unfreeze Your Credit With Experian, Equifax and TransUnion
https://clark.com/credit/credit-freeze-and-thaw-guide/

Apple won't unlock India Prime Minister's election opponent's iPhone
https://appleinsider.com/articles/24/04/01/apple-wont-unlock-india-prime-ministers-election-opponents-iphone

Guests:

Eric Bolden is into macOS, plants, sci-fi, food, and is a rural internet supporter. You can connect with him on Twitterby email at [email protected], on Mastodon at @[email protected], and on his blog, Trending At Work.

Brian Flanigan-Arthurs is an educator with a passion for providing results-driven, innovative learning strategies for all students, but particularly those who are at-risk. He is also a tech enthusiast who has a particular affinity for Apple since he first used the Apple IIGS as a student. You can contact Brian on twitter as @brian8944. He also recently opened a Mastodon account at @[email protected].

Jeff Gamet is a technology blogger, podcaster, author, and public speaker. Previously, he was The Mac Observer’s Managing Editor, and the TextExpander Evangelist for Smile. He has presented at Macworld Expo, RSA Conference, several WordCamp events, along with many other conferences. You can find him on several podcasts such as The Mac Show, The Big Show, MacVoices, Mac OS Ken, This Week in iOS, and more. Jeff is easy to find on social media as @jgamet on Twitter and Instagram, jeffgamet on LinkedIn., @[email protected] on Mastodon, and on his YouTube Channel at YouTube.com/jgamet.

David Ginsburg is the host of the weekly podcast In Touch With iOS where he discusses all things iOS, iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Apple Watch, and related technologies. He is an IT professional supporting Mac, iOS and Windows users. Visit his YouTube channel at https://youtube.com/daveg65 and find and follow him on Twitter @daveg65 and on Mastodon at @[email protected]

Dr. Marty Jencius has been an Associate Professor of Counseling at Kent State University since 2000. He has over 120 publications in books, chapters, journal articles, and others, along with 200 podcasts related to counseling, counselor education, and faculty life. His technology interest led him to develop the counseling profession ‘firsts,’ including listservs, a web-based peer-reviewed journal, The Journal of Technology in Counseling, teaching and conferencing in virtual worlds as the founder of Counselor Education in Second Life, and podcast founder/producer of CounselorAudioSource.net and ThePodTalk.net. Currently, he produces a podcast about counseling and life questions, the Circular Firing Squad, and digital video interviews with legacies capturing the history of the counseling field. Generally, Marty is chasing the newest tech trends, which explains his interest in A.I. for teaching, research, and productivity. Marty is an active presenter and past president of the NorthEast Ohio Apple Corp (NEOAC).

Guy Serle, best known for being one of the co-hosts of the MyMac Podcast, sincerely apologizes for anything he has done or caused to have happened while in possession of dangerous podcasting equipment. He should know better but being a blonde from Florida means he's probably incapable of understanding the damage he has wrought. Guy is also the author of the novel, The Maltese Cube. You can follow his exploits on Twitter, catch him on Mac to the Future on Facebook, at @[email protected], and find everything at VertShark.com.

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00:00:00 Introduction 00:03:39 AT&T Data Breach 00:06:45 Credit Monitoring Tips 00:13:04 Email Scams Awareness 00:14:11 Phone Scam Alert 00:16:31 Backblaze Sponsor 00:18:09 India vs. Apple