Windows 7 or 8 OS can be crashed using a Website
Windows 7 or 8 OS can be crashed using a Website. It’s been a bad month for Windows 7 user group. The widespread WannaCry ransomware hit mostly Windows 7 machine. Also, now a new bug has been discovered that will slow down and crash down Windows 7 and Windows 8 PCs.
Ars Technicareports that the bug allows a malicious websites to try and load an image file with the “$MFT” name in the directory paths. Windows uses “$MFT” for special metadata file that are used by NTFS file systems. Also, Windows 7 and Windows 8 fail to handle this directory name correctly and started to crash. Windows 7 or 8 OS can be crashed using a Website.
The Verge has successfully tested the bugs on a Windows 7 PC with the default Internet Explorer browsers. Using a filename with “c:\$MFT\123” in a website image, our test caused a machine to slow down at once to the point where you have to reboot to get the PC working again normally.
Windows 7 or 8 OS can be crashed using a Website.
Some machines may even get bluescreens eventually. As the file system lock to that file and all other apps are unable to access file. The strange bug doesn’t affect Windows 10 users. And it’s similar to an old problems in Windows 95 and Windows 98 where references to “c:\con\con” would crash a machines.
The NTFS bug appears to have been discovered earlier this week and has been reported to Microsoft Inc. It’s not yet clear when Microsoft will deliver a fix for the problems. But it affects Windows Vista (which is unsupported), Windows 7, and Windows 8 machine. Windows 7 or 8 OS can be crashed using a Website.