February 23, 2017 IBOMLLC Team

Google Chrome Users Beware; Attackers Using Missing Font Update as Social Engineering

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Hackers are using a new trick to get Google Chrome users to install malicious software on your system. The new social engineering trick, tries to convince you that your Chrome browser is missing a vital font needed to view the content of the site.

While social engineering is a popular trick hackers use into duping users into installing malicious software. It is more common with Adobe Flash plug-in, video codecs, and Java. This is probably one of the few times they are trying to fool users in large numbers over the Chrome browser.

Users will be shown the pop-up message ‘The “Hoefler Text” font wasn’t found.’ which then directs you into installing the supposed font. This message only appears when users visit a compromised website. The message wants you to install this supposed font so that you can view the content of the site; the site is already compromised.

The pop-up message wants to fool you into thinking your Chrome browser is out of date and that by installing the font. You will be updating your browser. If you are unlucky enough to get fool and click for …read more

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