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Here are two things in technology that happened this past week and how they affect your business. Did you miss them?
1 – A new form of ransomware centers on a fake font update.
If you’re a Google Chrome user, you might get an update asking you to update your fonts. Don’t do it. The bogus update leads to a compromised website that claims the “HoeflerText font was not found” and displays “version numbers that make it appear as though Chrome is somehow out-of-date.” If the user takes the bait, a “font installer” begins to install a file that is full of Spora ransomware. Jerks! (Source: Forbes)
Why this is important for your business:
Ever been hit with a ransomware attack? Then you definitely know how important this advice is to your business.
2 – Lyft is expanding to 54 new cities and four new states.
Ordering a ride from your mobile device just got easier. Uber-competitor Lyft has announced that it is launching in 54 new cities and four new states in its “largest expansion to date.” (Source: The Verge)