A new Windows 10 error starts showing blue screen on computers, and there is a link on the error screen as well.
The security vulnerabilities of Windows 10 have become, along with small system failures, commonplace for users. In addition to the recent reports of critical errors that could damage our hard drive just by looking at a file icon or writing a simple command, there is now another slightly similar problem that leads to the well-known blue screen of death.
This new error simply involves a URL or link to an internal Windows location (which we have preferred to avoid sharing for obvious reasons) and you don’t even need to click on it to activate it. The mere fact that Windows 10 tries to process this path, as when you enter it in the address bar of a browser, will be enough to block our system.
It could be remotely exploited by tricking users into downloading a Windows URL file. The operating system will try to generate an icon from this data, which will cause the system to crash. In some cases, it could even be exploited to cause an immediate blue screen when logging into Windows. In this way, the end result for users could vary from a simple check to being stuck in an automatic repair cycle during system startup.
In fact, as shared by Jonas Lykkegaard, a Windows security researcher who discovered the error, Windows users with few privileges have access to connect to this path, making it easy for any common program running on the computer to block Windows 10.
Fortunately, this error focuses on a basic component of human interaction, requiring users to type (voluntarily or involuntarily) some command or URL, or simply click on an unknown link or icon. That’s why, once again, we call for safe navigation: whenever we come across this type of suspicious element, the best thing to do is avoid it and look for information about it.
For its part, Microsoft has already stated that it has opened an investigation into this error, although no resolution has been published so far.