Win95/98 Denial of Service
Reported March 3, 2000 by Filip Maertens
Windows 95 and 98 can be made to crash using URLs that point to a device (such as CON, AUX, NUL, etc) instead of actual Web pages.
Initially it appears as though the Win95/98 desktop shell contains the actual problem since various applications can be used to crash the operating system. For example, a malformed WarFTPd command that incorporates a device name can be used to cause an operating system crash.
Simple Web pages can refer to links that use a device name in the URL, such as the example below:
Web pages can also contain image links that serve to crash the operating system, as seen below: