Tuesday, 30 May 2017

A simple file naming bug can crash Windows 8.1 and earlier

The “blue screen of death” lives on thanks to a simple Windows file system bu
In a blast from the past, a Russian researcher has uncovered a simple bug in the NTFS file system that consistently crashed Windows Vista to 8.1 PCs.
Like the infamous Windows 95/98 /con/con bug, by simply entering a file name with “$MFT” the file-system bug locks up Windows at best, or dumps it into a “blue screen of death” at worse.
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ORIGINAL SOURCE: ZDNet

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