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Block Programs from Loading Untrusted Fonts in Windows 10

Friday, February 5th, 2016

Downloaded fonts have long been a potential security problem. That’s probably why many older browsers limited you to the fonts that were already installed on your system.

Microsoft implemented a new security feature in Windows 10’s November update build that added an option to the operating system to block the loading of untrusted fonts. The use of fonts has always been problematic in the Windows operating system from a security point of view as bugs in font-handling code could give attackers high-level privileges. Bulletins such as MS15-078 indicate that the Windows font system is targeted regularly, and one way to mitigate the impact of these attacks was the new untrusted font blocking security feature built-into Windows 10.