Windows 10 bug corrupts your hard drive on seeing this file's icon

Found on Bleeping Computer on Tuesday, 19 January 2021
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In multiple tests by BleepingComputer, this one-liner can be delivered hidden inside a Windows shortcut file, a ZIP archive, batch files, or various other vectors to trigger hard drive errors that corrupt the filesystem index instantly.

What's worse is, the vulnerability can be triggered by standard and low privileged user accounts on Windows 10 systems.

BleepingComputer's tests also show that you can use this command on any drive, not only the C: drive and that drive will subsequently become corrupted.

A bunch of trolls and pranksters will have a fun time with that.