“Protect Your Data: How the Newly Discovered “By-Design” Flaw in Microsoft Azure Puts Your Storage Accounts at Risk”
A newly discovered “by design” flaw in Microsoft’s Windows 10 OS could allow an attacker to perform a highly effective phishing attack, where the victim is tricked into sharing sensitive data or downloading malware.
The flaw, discovered by security researchers, is related to the way Windows 10 handles Internet shortcuts. Attackers can create a malicious shortcut, which when clicked, will display a legitimate-looking website in the browser, such as the victim’s bank or email provider. The attacker can then steal login credentials or install malware onto the victim’s computer.
The flaw lies in the fact that Windows 10 does not display the full URL of a website when a user hovers over a shortcut or link. Instead, Windows only displays the domain name, making it easy for attackers to create convincing phishing pages.
Microsoft, to its credit, has issued a patch for the flaw. However, users should still take extra precautions when clicking on links or downloading files from the internet. It is always important to verify the URL and source of any downloads or pages before proceeding.
The discovery of this flaw highlights the need for users to remain vigilant and stay up-to-date with the latest security patches and updates. As cyberattacks become increasingly common, it is important for individuals and businesses to take proactive measures to protect their sensitive data.
– A flaw in Windows 10’s handling of internet shortcuts could enable a highly effective phishing attack.
– Attackers can create malicious shortcuts that display convincing-looking websites in the browser.
– Microsoft has issued a patch for the flaw, but users should remain vigilant when clicking on links or downloading files.
– It is important to stay up-to-date with security patches and take proactive measures to protect sensitive data.