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by Tymoteusz A. Góral

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#1272 Risk from Linux kernel hidden in Windows 10 exposed at black hat
A researcher exposes design and control flaws in Windows 10 versions that have the capability to run Linux.

LAS VEGAS—Embedded within some versions of the latest Windows 10 update is a capability to run Linux. Unfortunately, that capability has flaws, which Alex Ionescu, chief architect at Crowdstrike, detailed in a session at the Black Hat USA security conference here and referred to as the Linux kernel hidden in Windows 10.

In an interview with eWEEK, Ionescu provided additional detail on the issues he found and has already reported to Microsoft. The embedded Linux inside of Windows was first announced by Microsoft in March at the Build conference and bring some Ubuntu Linux capabilities to Microsoft's users.
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#1272 Risk from Linux kernel hidden in Windows 10 exposed at black hat
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