Download your very own Black Screen of Death

Graham Cluley
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There has been a right royal ruckus over the so-called Black Screen of Death in the last few days.

Security firm Prevx kicked things off by warning that “millions” of Windows users could find themselves in front of a black screen, with fingers being pointed in the direction of Microsoft as possible culprits. The fighting talk caught the attention of the media, who wrote up the story.

I personally got calls from journalists asking me about the alleged problem with Microsoft’s updates that had “caused” a “Black Screen of Death” and all I could do was scratch my head and act baffled, as we hadn’t had any reports from customers ourselves.


Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the cybersecurity industry, having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of cybersecurity, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter, Mastodon, Bluesky, or drop him an email.