Windows Safe Mode can be used to conduct 'undetectable' cyberattacks

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by hawki, Sep 17, 2016.

  1. hawki

    hawki Registered Member

    Dec 17, 2008
    DC Metro Area
    "Windows Safe Mode can be used to conduct 'undetectable' cyberattacks putting 'billions of PCs and servers globally' at risk

    Microsoft is aware of the issue but is currently not acting on it as it does not consider this to be a 'valid vulnerability'.

    Security researchers have uncovered that Windows Safe Mode may not be as safe as it is believed to be, deeming the feature to have a "significant risk". The feature, which is built into all Windows OS (operating systems), both on PCs and servers, can potentially be used by hackers to steal PC login credentials and disable security software "all while remaining undetected", according to research conducted by security firm CyberArk........"