New loophole Allow Windows to be disabled 7 and 8 and 10

Windows 7 was the most affected by the ransom virus and nakrai among all Windows operating systems
This may be one of the worst periods for Windows 7 users. Having found that the ransom virus and Nacrai hit mainly computers running this version of Windows, I discovered a new flaw that slows Windows 7 and Windows 8 computers down.

The technology site Ars Technica states that the vulnerability depends on naming any file or image with a special name that the operating system can not handle because it is reserved for its files. When the site uploads the file to the specified path, the computer is very slow and may cause the system to fail.

In this case, the name causing problems is "MFT $" used by Windows to put metadata files used by the NTFS file system, and when using the name within a certain path, Windows 7 and Windows 8 fail to properly handle the folder name and thus slow or collapse.

The technology site, The Virg, tested the flaw on a Windows 7 computer with the Internet Explorer default browser, placing a picture on the website as "c: \ $ MFT \ 123" and trying to visit the page Which contains this image and called it has caused the performance of the device to deteriorate to the point of having to restart it to make it work again.

Some devices may crash and a blue screen of death appears, as the file system locks this file and prevents other applications from accessing it.

The vulnerability does not affect Windows 10 users, which is similar to an old problem in Windows 95 and Windows 98 where any reference to "c" \ con \ con "would cause the device to crash.

It seems that the vulnerability of this NTFS file system was discovered earlier in the week and was reported to Microsoft, but it is not yet clear when the company will fix the problem that currently affects Windows Vista (unsupported by Microsoft), Windows 7 and Windows 8.
New loophole Allow Windows to be disabled 7 and 8 and 10 New loophole Allow Windows to be disabled 7 and 8 and 10 Reviewed by Abdenbi Touati on 15:02:00 Rating: 5

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