Microsoft says it plans to fix a strange Windows 10 bug that could damage your hard drive just by looking at an icon. Security researcher Jonas L. Be warned first About the bug earlier this week, calling it a “bad security hole.” Attackers can hide a custom-made font inside a ZIP file, folder, or even a simple Windows shortcut. All Windows 10 user need is extract the ZIP file or just look at a folder containing a malicious shortcut and it will automatically corrupt the hard drive.
Will Dorman, Vulnerability Analyst at CERT Coordination Center (CERT / CC), Confirmed the results, And indicates that there could be more ways to run NTFS corruption. Dormann also revealed that the vulnerability has been in Windows 10 for nearly three years, and that I reported another NTFS problem Two years ago that hasn’t been fixed yet.
A Microsoft spokesperson said in a statement: “We are aware of this issue and will provide an update in a future release.” the edge. “The use of this technology is based on social engineering and as usual we encourage our customers to practice good online computing habits, including being careful when opening unknown files or accepting file transfers.”
Others have discovered that the vulnerability also occurs if you simply paste the violating string into the address bar of the browser. Sleeping computer He also has Tested The error occurs in several different ways, and it is noted that it will require Windows 10 users to restart a computer to repair corrupted disk records. Restarting will launch the chkdsk process in Windows, which should have repaired the damage.
However, the repair process is not always automatic. Dorman says Manual intervention may be required to successfully repair corrupted disk records. The bug also does not require administrator rights to run or special write permissions. This might make it more difficult for IT administrators if chkdsk fails to automatically repair the affected drives.