Thursday, December 22, 2011

How to BSOD WIndows 7

Trust me, it is much easier than you think. All you need to do is install Safari web browser and open a webpage containing a snippet like with an extremely high height attribute (eg:  < iframe height='18082563'    >. And voila, Windows 7 will crash. Do note that this effects only the 64-bit version of Windows 7 and Microsoft is already working on a fix. The problem is due to faulty win32k.sys kernel-mode driver that fires memory corruption error.

Please do not try to reproduce this BSOD as it can crash. Security firm Secunia has released an advisory that this vulnerability can be used to execute malicious code instead of just crashing the OS. For more information on the same, head here
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