Downloadable font on firefox: bad URI or cross-site access not allowed for fonts

When using cool fonts in CSS and the display is off in Firefox, you may find the Error Console declare, “Downloadable font on firefox: bad URI or cross-site access not allowed” as a cause. This simply means that Firefox is trying to improve security for your benefit. Since you control what your pages may access, including content from other domains, such as a devoted font server, you simply modify your .htaccess file as follows.

Place this code somewhere in the .htaccess file, update the server where the fonts are being served, and TEST! Remember that the .htaccess file must be modified on the Font Server, not the Web Server, since Firefox is requiring permission from the Font Server to access those fonts. Technically you can access them in a separate request, so the whole issue seems nutty.

<FilesMatch “\.(ttf|otf|eot|woff)$”>
<IfModule mod_headers.c>
Header set Access-Control-Allow-Origin “*”
</IfModule>
</FilesMatch>


FedEx Email Scam From Manager Ethan Richard

From various “Managers” including “Manager Thomas Olson” and “Ethan Richard” and Subject Line “Shipping Service,” this FedEx email scam is yet another laugh. As usual, grammatical errors give away poor development, but since most Americans can’t read well, they’d likely miss these points. Remember to mouseOver the links and inspect the target URLs.

 

Tracking ID: 52XX-XXXXX084
Date: Monday, 4 January 2013, 09:42 AM

Dear Client,

Your parcel has arrived at February 8.Courier was unable to deliver the parcel to you at 8 February 06:33 PM.

To receive your parcel, please, print this receipt and go to the nearest office.

Print Receipt

Best Regards, The FedEx Team.
FedEx 1995-2013

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FFIEC Instance No. Subpoena Email Scam

Another humorous scam email with a poorly devised government subpoena scare tactic. Aside the poor grammar, it’s a poorly crafted scam. Note the mouseOver to an unrelated target URL as usual.

This subpoena is meant to inform of file # 83871-79 which is opened and under investigation with FFIEC following a accusation of your Financial Institution regarding suspect financial activity on your account.
A hard copy of this letter citatory will be delivered to your business address.
Our institution will forward information to competent government agencies following this formal accusation.
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LinkedIn Scam Email

The Russians are still at it? You have to give them credit for persistence, but a low score for efficiency. Today was a LinkedIn email scam letter. Note the link is a Russian website when you mouseOver a link. The caveat here is to never click a link in an email until you have checked the source and the destination. Don’t trust your eyes, as the layouts are easy to reproduce.

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PayPal Scam Email Jan 2013

You have to laugh when these come through, especially that they were crafted by illiterate scammers. Note the first line stating, “You done a payment of…” instead of “You have made a payment of” that stands out. That’s one expensive movie! No address on the recipient. the Resolution Center link is nice and large for the people who don’t cotton-on to the scam. Remember, just mouseOver the links and identify the URL. This one goes to a Russian website, but Google has sanctioned them already, yet they still send this email. Goes to show they aren’t organized, or have too many scams on their plate.

 

paypal-scam-jan-2013

 

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Better Business Bureau Grievance Spam eMail

More spam emails in the form of Better Business Bureau BBB emails stating that a response is required for a business grievance from someone such as a client. This one originated in Armenia, and there are other countries sending them. SImply mouse-over the links and view the targets they point to, and you will see the targets are not Better Business Bureau addresses. As well, note that the illiterate developer revealed poor use of the English language, but don’t use that as an indicator of spam, because companies like the Better Business Bureau use illiterate people to write their documents much like many other supposedly professional organizations. Typos are one thing, but sentenaces like the following really make me laugh…

Please give attention to this subject and let us know about your mind as soon as possible.

BBB Spam Letter

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