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A terrible vulnerability found in Windiows 10 and 11 built-in screenshot tool.
Stop using Win10/11’s built-in screenshot tool! There is a terrible vulnerability: the cropped content can be restored
How many people here prefer to use the screenshot tool that comes with Windows?
A new situation worthy of attention is that security researcher David Buchanan found that after clicking save after taking a screenshot, then cropping and saving the source file again, there will be a vulnerability, that is, this picture cannot be completely deleted from the machine, you can Restore the original appearance of the picture through almost the same code.
Similar vulnerabilities exist in both the “Snipping Tool” on Windows 11 and the “Snip & Sketch” on Windows 10.
This means that when you cut out sensitive names, addresses, account numbers and other information after taking a screenshot, hackers who have mastered the vulnerability knack can restore the cut out content.
In addition, the same problem was also found on the image tool Markup of Google Pixel phones.
They are collectively called Acropalypse, and Google is fixing it.
After the incident was exposed, Microsoft spokesperson Rachel Tougher, the company has been informed and is investigating, and we will do our best to protect customers.