We have two security alerts for you today, broken down below with specifics and some links for further reference.
What: Google Chrome Malware "HoeflerText - Font Not Found" Scam
How it appears to users: You might find yourself land on a website with jumbled content prompting you to download a missing font to read the blog by updating the Chrome font pack.
For more info on the topic:
What: Phone Scam Target Taxpayers, From the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
How it appears to users: This is a phone scam involving an individual falsely claiming to represent the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts, or in some cases the Texas Department of Transportation. The caller claims the taxpayer has a tax liability or other issue and requests credit card information.
What it does: The purpose is to steal victims' credit card information.
For more info on the topic: The Texas Comptroller's office wants to let you know it does not request payment details, such as credit card numbers or electronic check information, over the telephone. If you receive one of these calls, please do not provide your personal confidential credit card or bank information
As always, remember to use (and just as important, train your employees to use) best Internet security practices such as:
- being aware of the origin of downloads
- keeping antivirus software up to date
- clicking on attachments in an email from someone you're unfamiliar with
- noticing when a request just doesn't seem right, even if it seems to originate from someone you ARE familiar with (example - a principle in your company appearing to request you transfer money for something you are unaware of)
- not clicking on direct links from within an email (copy and paste them into your browser instead)
If you ever have any questions, we always want you to feel great about reaching out to us at any time either via email or by phone at 817-337-0300.