It’s a long podcast and gets somewhat technical. But I still highly recommend this – you don’t need to understand the all the details. The takeaway is to be **veeeery** careful with financial, personal and cryptocurrency logins (usernames and passwords). If Two-Factor Authentication is possible, consider not using SMS/Text as your second factor. And NEVER use the same password for more than one account. Say it out loud: NEVER USE THE SAME PASSWORD!
Two serious computer security flaws have been uncovered recently. The media is awash in scary headlines related to these two bugs.
The makers of 1Password (a password manager I use and recommend) seem to have their heads on straight with their take on the situation:
In short, it seems that both vulnerabilities require that *you* the user, must allow a malicious program to be installed on your computer. Therefore, it seems smart to be ever-diligent about what you download and from where. When in doubt, only download software from Apple’s App Store and keep your operating system up to date. BUT MAKE SURE YOU HAVE SOLID BACKUPS FIRST!!!
And an entertaining fast-food analogy for those technically curious: