The talk of the Apple community

Chuck JoinerBrian Flanigan-ArthursEric BoldenMarty Jencius, and Jim Rea discuss the hacking of a panel member’s Instagram account, along with what appeared to be an attack on his Facebook account. They discuss scams, other personal experiences with compromises, and a couple information pieces that caught their attention. 

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Show Notes:


04:42 Privacy and Security Concerns
08:58 Phishing Attempt Stories
9:48 Marty's Minimalist Social Media Approach
11:29 Importance of Unique Passwords
16:28 Recommendation: Darknet Diaries Episode 143


Darknet Diaries EP 143: Jim Hates Scams

2 men accused of scamming Lebanon County couple out of $24,000 - WGAL News 8


Eric Bolden is into macOS, plants, sci-fi, food, and is a rural internet supporter. You can connect with him on Twitterby email at, on Mastodon at, 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

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 and 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).

Jim Rea built his own computer from scratch in 1975, started programming in 1977, and has been an independent Mac developer continuously since 1984. He is the founder of ProVUE Development, and the author of Panorama X, ProVUE's ultra fast RAM based database software for the macOS platform. He’s been a speaker at MacTech, MacWorld Expo and other industry conferences. Follow Jim at and via on Mastodon.


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00:04:42 Privacy and Security Concerns 00:08:58 Phishing Attempt Stories 00:09:48 Marty's Minimalist Social Media Approach 00:11:29 Importance of Unique Passwords 00:16:28 Recommendation: Darknet Diaries Episode 143
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