Microsoft says it plans to fix a bizarre Windows 10 bug that can corrupt a hard drive by looking at just one icon. Security researcher Jonas L. First warned Regarding the bug earlier this week, it was described as a “grave vulnerability”. Attackers can hide a specially drawn line inside a zip file, folder, or even a simple Windows shortcut. All Windows 10 users need to remove a zip file or simply look for a folder that contains a malicious shortcut and it will automatically trigger hard drive corruption.
Will Dorman, a vulnerability analyst at CERT Coordination Center (CERT / CC) Findings confirmed, And notes that there may be more ways to trigger NTFS corruption. The doorman also reported that Windows 10 has been in existence for nearly three years, and that Reported another NTFS problem Two years ago that has still not been decided.
“We are aware of the issue and will provide an update in a future release,” a Microsoft spokesperson said in a statement. The ledge. “The use of this technology depends on social engineering and as always we encourage our customers to practice good computing habits online, including taking precautions when opening unknown files, or accepting file transfers.”
Others have found that vulnerability also occurs when you simply paste an aggressive string into the address bar in a browser. Bleeding computer This also Tested the bug in various ways, and noted that it would prompt Windows 10 users to reboot a PC to repair corrupted disk records. The reboot will trigger the Windows choke process, which should fix the corruption successfully.
The repair process is not always automated, however. The doorman says This may require manual intervention to successfully recover corrupted disk records. The bug also does not require admin rights for triggering or special write permissions. If IT fails to repair affected drives automatically, it can be more problematic for IT additions.