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NTFS bug allows sites to crash Windows 7, 8.1

posted onMay 28, 2017
by l33tdawg

By Friday numerous tech sites including Ars Technica, delivered the bug discovery news, this time of strange NTFS bug making web pages crash for those still running Windows 7 or 8.1 on their PCs. NTFS refers to the NT file system.

"Remember the blue screen of death? It's kind of like that," said Engadget. Actually, the bug causes the computer to slow down or crash.

Windows 10 PCs are not affected by this bug. Peter Bright, Ars Technica, looked at what was going on what was going on, saying "certain bad filenames make the system lock up or occasionally crash with a blue screen of death, and malicious webpages can embed those filenames by using them as image sources. If you visit such a page (in any browser), your PC will hang shortly after and possibly crash outright."

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