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Malicious websites to hack your iPhone

You might have heard about the attacks on iPhone users through hacked websites. The news has been widely covered on Thursday 29 and Friday 30 August 2019 by tech medias (9TO5Mac, TechCrunch) and major online news websites (BBC News, The Guardian, Forbes, etc.). The facts The Google Project Zero discovered and reported the issues to Apple on 01 February 2019. Hopefully, Apple immediately took action and released a fix within iOS 12.1.4 patch made available on 09 February 2019. In details, Google’s Project Zero team has disclosed that a number of “hacked websites” have been used to attack iPhones for two years. The researchers reported “there was no target discrimination, simply visiting the hacked site was enough for the exploit server to attack your device,… Read More »Malicious websites to hack your iPhone

Hard drive data recovery

This customer replaced his desktop computer as his older desktop died. He asked me if I could recover his files. This work is easier than it looks. It is a matter of accessing the hard drive and connecting it to a different computer. Of course if you don’t feel comfortable to do it yourself, please give me a ring and I’ll arrange that for you.

Asus VivoBook X5556U

Another work this week: reparing a keyboard of an Asus VivoBook which has some keys not responding. The customer admitted that water has been spilt on it. Investigation First things first, I checked whether it was a hardware or software issue, the second being cheaper. Unfortunately, the water must have done some damage. Let’s order a new keyboard. Less than £20 for a new one. This laptop, second hand, is worth more than £150 at the time of this post. Definitely worth changing. Replacement To access the keyboard, the laptop needs to be put apart. Once the motherboard is removed, the shell part with the keyboard and touchpad can be accessed. The keyboard is replaced with a new one then all the laptop is reassembled… Read More »Asus VivoBook X5556U

Hardware Upgrade of the HP Mini 210-1100

You might remember the little HP netbook a friend let me worked on to speed it up? It turns out that it is not satisfactory for my friend. She was okay with Xubuntu but the netbook was still too slow and it became frustrating for her to use it. After discussing with her, she agreed for an hardware upgrade. Upgrading the hardware The RAM Module was of 1GB. It might seem enough but the minimum requirement for Windows 10 is already 2GB. This is the minimum requirement and would not provide the best user experience. You can see me replacing it on the picture The hard drive was an Hitachi with capacity of 160GB running at 7200 RPM. Not bad but nothing in speed compare… Read More »Hardware Upgrade of the HP Mini 210-1100