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Font Wasn’t Found Recent Malware attack on Chrome

Font Wasn’t Foundchromefontloader

We found this message showing up on several computers in the last month. Please read the linked article and learn about the warning signs.

Important

Don’t follow the steps to install it.

Next time when you accidentally or curiously land up on a website with jumbled content prompting you to download a missing font to read the blog by updating the Chrome font pack…

…Just Don’t Download and Install It. It’s a Trap!

Scammers and hackers are targeting Google Chrome users with this new hacking scam that’s incredibly easy to fall for, prompting users to download a fake Google Chrome font pack update just to trick them into installing malware on their systems.

via Beware! Don’t Fall For “Font Wasn’t Found” Google Chrome Malware Scam

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February 23, 2017 Posted by | Security News | , , | Leave a comment

Hackers Trick Facial-Recognition Logins With Photos From Facebook (What Else?) | WIRED

Facial recognition makes sense as a method for your computer to recognize you. After all, humans already use a powerful version of it to tell each other apart. But people can be fooled (disguises! twins!), so it’s no surprise that even as computer vision evolves, new attacks will trick facial recognition systems, too. Now researchers have demonstrated a particularly disturbing new method of stealing a face: one that’s based on 3-D rendering and some light Internet stalking.

via Hackers Trick Facial-Recognition Logins With Photos From Facebook (What Else?) | WIRED

August 26, 2016 Posted by | Security News | , , , | Leave a comment

Academics Build Early-Warning Ransomware Detection System

A team of researchers from the University of Florida and the Villanova University believe they have a built a better mousetrap, one that focuses on how ransomware transforms data rather than the execution of malicious code. Their utility is called CryptoDrop, and in a test against nearly 500 real-world ransomware samples from 14 distinct families, it detected 100 percent of attacks with relatively little file loss (a median loss of 10 files).

via CryptoDrop Early-Warning Ransomware Detector | Threatpost | The first stop for security news

July 15, 2016 Posted by | Computers and Internet, Security News | , , , | Leave a comment