R & L Systems BLOG
A customer brought in a MacBook for repair as there was a Tea Spill (See below images). We removed all the parts from the MacBook & dried everything off. Once dried we inspected the board using a Digital Electronic Video Microscope Magnifier. Areas of the board were found to have significant damage. Once the board was cleaned up the device was reassembled & tested. One very happy customer & working MacBook.
Just one of the many repairs we do at R & L Systems Ltd.
18/12/23 A Good Rule of thumb…
A good rule of thumb is that if a deal looks too good to be true, it probably is. This 5 minute read about a recent scam involving $3 Dyson Vacuums from Farmers is a good example. Delivery scams and Christmas card scams are also everywhere at this time of year – a quick click on the fake “missed package” delivery SMS or email and you’ve got malware. At this time of year, we’re more likely to be distracted, stressed, and click without thinking in the rush.
The CertNz website has great advice for spotting a scam and what to do if you fall victim to it. Share these tips from our Contact security team with your family and friends to help you stay safe this Christmas:
Check the URL or email address – does it match the company advertising that great deal?
Ask questions - If you have any doubt, call the company or courier and check before you click
Pressuring you to take action now? Creating a sense of urgency (there’s only 5 left at this price!) is an old trick of scammers.
This scam check tool can help you work out if something might be too good to be true.
Friends get hacked too! If a friend is asking you to help or give money and it’s not expected, check it’s really them.
If you are unlucky enough to fall victim to a scam, you’re in good company, it happens to thousands of kiwis every month. “We’re a well-meaning, helpful, trusting and supportive community of kiwis and sadly that makes us great targets” says Jenni. “Staying cyber safe is much like crossing the road. If you pause and look twice before going ahead, you’ll likely be fine.”
10/10/23 Eset Security
R&L Systems now offers Eset Security options for our clients. Contact us for a quote today.
What should I do if I get scammed?
Be sure to get in touch with us ASAP if you require further help
Basic Rules to follow:
Never let anyone you don't know access your computer remotely
Never use the same passwords on websites
Use a password & 2FA (Two Factor Authentication) - preferably using an APP on your phone like AUTHY
Never click on any links. Especially emails, FaceBook, Messanger or WhatsApp
Always check the sender's email address. e.g. firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com (They look very similar, but only one is correct)
Always go directly to the site WITHOUT clicking the link
If in doubt & you think someone has compromised your accounts, contact your bank immediately