Microsoft fixes Windows 10 bug that can corrupt NTFS drives


Windows 10

Microsoft has fixed a bug that could allow a threat actor to create specially crafted downloads that crash Windows 10 simply by opening the folder where they are downloaded.

In January, we reported on a new Windows 10 vulnerability discovered by  Jonas Lykkegård that allows any user or program, even those with low privileges, to mark an NTFS drive as corrupted simply by accessing the special ​folder.

What is particularly concerning is how easy it is easy to trigger the bug. By simply changing to the folder in a command prompt, accessing it from the Run: field, opening it from File Explorer, Windows 10 would mark the drive as dirty and prompt you to reboot your computer and run chkdsk, as shown below.

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