Monthly Archives: October 2015

Phishing Warning! ‘Your Apple ID was used…’ and ‘Your Apple Locked’

Edit: Second example added

Please be aware of a recent Phishing attack making the rounds, asking you to verify your apple account.
The verify link will take you to ‘www’
Just delete if you receive.


From: Apple <>
Subject: Your Apple ID was used to restore a device from one of your iCloud backups.
To: xxxxxxxxx <>
Date: October 23, 2015 at 19:08:33 GMT+1

Dear Apple Customer,
Your Apple ID ( has been used to restore a device from one of your iCloud backups.
Device:Roody’s iPhone (iPhone 4s)
IP: (Denmark)
If you have not restored a device recently or you believe someone may have accessed your account,we recommend to visit the link below to verify that you are the legitimate account holder.
Verify now >
Apple Support
My Apple ID | Support | Privacy Policy
Copyright © 2015 Apple Distribution International, Hollyhill Industrial Estate, Hollyhill, Cork, Republic of Ireland.


From: Apple Inc Profile []
Sent: 25 October 2015 13:53
To: xxxxxxxxx
Subject: Your Apple Locked


Apple User

Resolution Your Ref: #K20IL8176-A114
Date: 25 – October – 2015


Our members security means everything. That’s why we are contacting you in reference to your Apple ID The Apple Privacy Policy was updated on September 17, 2015 and now requests members to review the information we hold on them due to KYC (Know your Customer) regulation.

We have tried to get in touch with you on 2 previous occasions to review this information before the privacy policy change on the 17th of September and did not received a response. This is the concluding communication before closure of your Apple Account within the next 48 hours and all associated data.

Please follow the link provided to login.

>>> Validate My Apple Account

iCloud Customer Support

This is an automatic email – please do not reply to it.

Annoying Windows 10 Upgrade Prompt?

If you are currently being pestered by the your Windows 7 or 8 to upgrade to Windows 10, here is a little fix that will disable the Task Bar icon and it’s prompts to upgrade: Disable_GWX Download the Zip and run the Disable_GMX.reg file inside with admin privileges.

However if you have previously agreed to the Windows 10 upgrade this fix may not help.