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Press Shift + F10 During Windows 10 Upgrade To Launch Root CLI & Bypass BitLocker by Swati Khandelwal
Review by Charles Mohapel
The Hacker News.com, Microsoft News  ISBN/ITEM#: CM161203BYPASS
Date: 03 December 2016

Links: The Hacker News.com Article / BitLocker Drive Preparation Tool /

If you're a Windows 10 user who relies on Windows BitLocker Hard Drive Encryption software for the security of your PC, your security has a HUGE vulnerability since  anyone with physical access to it can still circumvent all your security and access your files within seconds.

If your computer's security relies on Windows BitLocker Hard Drive Encryption software, then Beware!  Because anyone with physical access to your PC can still access your files within few seconds.

All an attacker need to do is hold SHIFT+F10 during Windows 10 update procedure.

Security researcher Sami Laiho discovered this simple method of bypassing BitLocker, wherein an attacker can open a command-line interface with System privileges just by holding SHIFT+F10 while a Windows 10 PC is installing a new OS build.

The command-line interface (CLI) then grants the attacker full access to the computer's hard drive, even when the victim has enabled BitLocker disk encryption feature.

Laiho explains that during the installation of a new build (Windows 10 upgrade), the operating system disables BitLocker while the Windows PE installs a new image of the main Windows 10 OS.

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