The iTunes Store and the Towson Hack

The Macworld Podcast turns its attention to iTunes Store accounts--specifically the unsettling phenomenon where customers are seeing their iTunes gift card balances zeroed out by mysterious unwanted purchases. Staff writer Lex Friedman reported on the so-called for, and he's joined by senior associate editor Dan Moren to discuss the situation and what you can do to protect your iTunes account.

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Before Lex and Dan dive into the details on the Towson hack, I spend a few minutes talking about the latest version of QuickBooks for the Mac. Intuit announced a new version Wednesday that will start shipping later this month. I've written an ; a more in-depth first look at the accounting application should be posted on shortly.