New Vulnerability in Windows 10 allows attackers to crash your PC

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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  2. Extraordinary

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    We don't need hackers to crash Windows for us, it's already a feature
     
  3. Mda400

    Mda400 Maha Guru

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    Computers are actually a game board designed to see how many programs, services, drivers, and components you can add before it topples over.

    That's right, inverse jenga :nerd:
     
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    Very funny and true..:)
     

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  6. HeavyHemi

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    Seems a few folks may have purchased their systems at PEBKAC Electronics, Inc.
     
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    TheDeeGee Ancient Guru

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    Is it?

    I have yet to crash Windows 10 after 8 months of use.
     
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    ROFL. Very funny and true. It was more common for that to happen during the Win 9x?Me days though. However crashes can still happen from Windows 7 to Windows 10.
     
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    good that it can only crash, with lastest procesors and windows 10 power managment it could literaly burn your procesor
     
  10. Redemption80

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    Do people still get Windows crashes, i've not saw this since the XP and early W7 days.

    Even on the fast ring for W10 it's really hard to cause it.
     

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    But...but microsoft said windows 10 is more secure than 7 wtf?

    /s
     
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    Thanks I shot pop out my nose.
     
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    Since going strictly Intel none of my builds crash. Current system was built in 2011 and runs 24/7.
     
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    Good joke. Fast ring is full of GSODs since forever.
     
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    Anyhow, if I get the gist correctly...how is this a vulnerability when for all intents and purposes, the attacker is the target? :infinity:
     
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    Doesn't work here either since Windows 7 unless I specifically did something that could've made it crash (unstable OC, ...).
     
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    Could you elaborate please?
     
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    I gonna become PrMinisterGR and furiously defend Windows 10 in this thread.

    This is a very small window to perform hack. You only have to worry if you using public WiFi / LAN and have vulnerable ports open. Also hacker have to have same windows built as you. And its only crash, not like your data gonna be stolen.

    I'd rather worry about securing sensitive data transfer over public wifi than this exploit.
     

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