Windows 10 error gives BSOD when you go to this site
An error in Windows 10 causes a blue screen and crashes your operating system by simply running a specific path in a browser.
The security researcher Jonas Lykkegaard has repeatedly tweeted an unusual path that immediately crashes Windows 10 and displays a BSOD screen when you just run it in the Chrome address bar.
When developers want to interact directly with Windows devices, they can Win3 device names path2, as an argument in various Windows programming functions. For example, this allows an application to interact directly with a physical disk without going through the file system.
Lykkegaard discovered the following path, for the "console multiplexer driver" which he believes is used for the "kernel / usermode ipc". Running this path in various ways, even by low-privileged users, causes Windows 10 to crash.
Try it in Chrome
\\. \ globalroot \ device \ condrv \ kernelconnect
CAUTION: You will lose all your jobs that you have not saved !!!
When connecting to this device, developers expect to communicate properly with it. Lykkegaard has discovered that trying to connect to this path would cause a Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) error in Windows 10.
Worse, users with low Windows privileges can attempt to connect to the device using this path, making it easy for any program running on a computer to crash Windows 10.
In our tests, we confirmed this error in Windows 10 version 1709 and later. We could not try it in previous versions.
Although it is not specified whether this error could be exploited for remote code execution or to gain additional privileges, in its current form it could be used as a denial of service attack.
In a real-world scenario, this error could be abused by malicious people who have access to a network and want to track it down during an attack.
If they have administrator credentials, they could remotely execute a command that has access to this path on all Windows 10 devices on a network to cause them to crash. Network damage could delay investigations or prevent controls from detecting an attack on a particular computer.