Win10 Bug Allows An Image To Corrupt All Your Data

Win10 Bug Allows An Image To Corrupt All Your Data

Just when you thought you’d seen it all, a zero-day exploit in Windows 10 is allowing the hard drive to be corrupted by an image file. More specifically, by a single line of code that can be hidden in an image file, Windows shortcut, archive file, or URL.

The exploit can be executed by a non-privileged user and immediately corrupts the NTFS file system by destroying the index. The user will be prompted to reboot (to fix file system errors) and then the PC will be unusable. This malware is out there in the wild, so be careful.

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