‘Bashware’ Undermines Windows 10 Security Via Linux Subsystem

New WSL feature in Windows 10 gives attackers a way to run malware without being detected by any current endpoint security tools, Check Point says.

Researchers at Check Point Software Technologies have developed a technique for running malware undetected on Windows 10 systems by taking advantage of the new Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) feature in the operating system.

Security researchers previously have expressed concerns about the potential for WSL to be misused for malicious purposes. The Check Point technique, which the developers have christened Bashware, is the first to actually demonstrate how that can happen.

Source: Dark Reading