Bashware attack makes Linux a security threat to Windows 10

Bashware attack makes Linux a security threat to Windows 10

By | September 12th, 2017
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While many people welcomed the arrival of Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL)

in Windows 10, it has been found to be a potential security issue.


														
							

While many people welcomed the arrival of Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) in Windows 10, it has been found to be a potential security issue.

The steps for exploiting a system using a Bashware attack can be summarized as follows:

  1. Load the WSL components
  2. Enable developer mode
  3. Install the Linux file system
  4. Install Wine

The researchers say that the technique is very easy to exploit, and it can be used to bypass “most of the leading anti-virus and security products on the market.” It is said that the attack vector could place all 400 million computers running Windows 10 at risk.

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Nisheeth Bhakuni