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The best podcasting gear for beginners

Starting a podcast is easy. Making one that actually sounds good is another story entirely. We can’t help much with the bigger problems facing would-be podcasters — finding a good topic and getting people to listen — but we can point you to the best gear to get started. With a few smart purchases, you …

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There’s another macOS update to fix Zoom security exploits

Sponsored Links Devindra Hardawar/Engadget Apple is still working to plug the holes created by a security exploit recently discovered in video conferencing app Zoom. According to The Verge, Apple quietly pushed out a security update for macOS that removes vulnerable software installed automatically by RingCenter and Zhumu — two video conferencing tools that use Zoom …

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Silent Mac update nukes dangerous webserver installed by Zoom

Enlarge Kena Betancur/Getty Images Apple said it has pushed a silent macOS update that removes the undocumented webserver that was installed by the Zoom conferencing app for Mac. The webserver accepts connections from any device connected to the same local network, a security researcher disclosed on Monday. The server continues to run even when a …

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Zoom for Mac made it too easy for hackers to access webcams. Here’s what to do [Updated]

Enlarge / Artist’s impression of wireless hackers in your computer. TimeStopper / Getty Images Update 7:23pm ET: As this post was being reported, Zoom developers reversed their previous position and issued an update that changes the contested behavior. “Initially, we did not see the Web server or video-on posture as significant risks to our customers …

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