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Microsoft finally fixes Windows 10 glitch that let hackers corrupt your hard drive

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Back in February, Microsoft began testing a fix for this dangerous Windows 10 bug via Windows Insider builds. And now with the latest Patch Tuesday release for April 2021 this vulnerability has been fixed in all supported versions of Windows 10.

So, if you’re running an older version of Windows 10 which has reached the end of service then now is the perfect time to upgrade. The Redmond-based tech giant has labelled the flaw as CVE-2021-28312 and described it as a ‘Denial of Service’ bug.

The Windows 10 threat was originally highlighted by infosec researcher @jonasLyk on Twitter. Back in January the Twitter user posted: “There is a specially nasty vulnerability in NTFS right now. Triggerable by opening special crafted name in any folder anywhere. The vulnerability will instant pop up complaining about your hard drive is corrupted when path is opened.

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