Vulnerability in Windows 10 unpatched for years


Security experts warn of a vulnerability in Windows 10. Although it has existed for years, it is still unpatched and easy to attack.

NTFS, the file system under Windows 10, can be attacked using a simple string. A security expert announced this on Twitter. This command messes up the file system, forces a reboot, and requires starting system repair.

This character string, which houses a command, does not require admin rights to execute. According to the information, it can easily be hidden in the execution line of a web link, in an ISO file or in a ZIP file – and this will probably also work with many other file types. Apparently the problem was several years old.

After all: So far, there has apparently been no permanent damage after a reboot and a repair run. However, in some cases it is not possible to start the repair program as the Watson portal reports. Then this must be started manually using the command chkdsk /f entered in the command line and with Enter is confirmed.

Microsoft says that an update is in the works.


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