Monthly Archives: October 2017

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How To Avoid Virus Infections

By |2017-10-31T15:28:43+00:00October 31st, 2017|PC and Laptop Repairs in Edinburgh|

The internet has become a vital part of many lives and some of us use it constantly throughout the day. This increases the risk of infection by viruses and malware. Infections can lead to identity theft and data loss. Every user should be educated in how to prevent virus infections and what to look for to avoid getting infected and spreading infections. This will keep up and everyone you connect with safer. 1. Avoid clicking on everything. There are numerous [...]

Not Just Phones and Computers

By |2017-10-17T15:00:11+00:00October 17th, 2017|PC and Laptop Repairs in Edinburgh|

At Optimus IT Solutions we always try to help our clients.  Just the other day we had a customer come in who was having an issue with his Apple Beats headphones.  One channel was silent. We decided to help him out. Upon disassembly we discovered that during production the cable connecting the two channels was pinched and over time the wear and tear of the headphones severed the cable.  We replaced the broken part and after re-assembly headphones were working [...]

iOS Phishing Attack Masks Itself As Apple-Style Password Request

By |2017-10-11T11:03:32+00:00October 11th, 2017|PC and Laptop Repairs in Edinburgh|

It seems Apple might have a phishing problem on its hands with iOS.  Recently developer Felix Krause posted proof of a phishing attack iOS developers could use to gain the Apple ID login credentials.  As the screenshot shows, this comes in the form of a password request that looks almost if not identical to the one Apple uses. According to Krause “Showing a dialog that looks just like a system popup is super easy, there is no magic or secret [...]