Who’s Excited ?

Who’s Excited ?

Here at DESC Computers we are excited. A new iPhone is to be released and we WANT it !!

The iPhone 8 and 8 Plus are open to pre-orders on now with the release of the phones on Friday September 22nd.

If you are like us, we are waiting for the iPhone X or Ten, whatever you wish to call it – the release date for the X is Friday November 3rd, but pre-orders start at 6:01pm AEDT on October 27th – not that we are counting down the time – oh boy are we counting down the time!!!

Why are we choosing the X ? In our opinion why upgrade to something similar to what we have (we have the iPhone 7) that look and feel the same. Yes, we know it’s faster and slimmer and blah blah but we want the new NEW one! Like all gadgets, we like to BE THERE FIRST !

If you want to compare the 8 to the 10 below is an article that we found the most useful

APPLE iPHONE COMPARE

 

Have you been caught ?

Have you been caught ?

Who hasn’t received an email telling them that a “distant relative has died and they are the sole beneficiary” or UPS (United Parcel Service) has a parcel for you. All you have to do is “click the link” to arrange a delivery. Yes – they are scams, along with the following that we received here in our inbox this week.

 

The Original Email

Our first we received was a MyGov email – I knew I was a MyGov member so I looked it over carefully before taking these screenshots, then DELETING the email

Showing the information

Firstly look closely at the email – you will see things a little different to a real MyGov email

The worst thing about these emails – they are done for no real purpose other than infecting your computer with a virus and cause you a major headache.

 

Most likely CryptoLocker Virus

Then we received one from Australia Post – yes we get many parcels delivered to our address and sometimes miss them. When I received this email – I had to look twice then again I hovered over the link – as guess what – another fake! This time I was suppose to download the file – print out the attachement and visit Australia Post. The minute I had of opened the zip file – there goes the virus, right through my computer – Probably a virus called “CryptoLocker” Nasty NASTY virus that holds your files to ransom – 9/10 times irretrievable files.

Good ‘ol Apple

Lastly for the day good old Apple Email stating that my case was still opened and unless I solved the problem, they would terminate my account. Trojan based website again.

 

 

PLEASE PLEASE remember – make sure you have a reputable antivirus program, always keep your definitions up-to-date and that your program is scanning regularly.

We use and sell ESET Antivirus (Internet Security) – That’s how we know exactly what these emails are sending us. Those links would have infected our computers – yes, even our Mac computers – and the viruses/trojans/malware tried – by ESET stood true to it’s word and protected us.

 

Did I download the zip file from Australia Post and “test” the CryptoLocker virus against ESET ? No, we like to push the boundaries here, but NEVER EVER with a zip/exe file! Those people can be WAY ahead of most of the antivirus programs out there and we like our computers WAY TO MUCH! Stay save out there!