Researchers at security firm CyberArk have raised concerns that Windows’ Safe Mode is anything but safe. The feature appears to give hackers more opportunity to steal PC login credentials and disable security software – while remaining undetected. Given the number of Windows systems in use, this risk could impact billions of PCs and servers globally.
Obligingly, CyberArk has also offered potential attackers a few handy tips on how to improve their modus operandi. Despite all this, Microsoft seems quite unconcerned and has no immediate plans to introduce any counter measures.