Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 6th Jan 2013 23:00 UTC
Windows "It's taken longer than expected but it has finally happened: unsigned desktop applications run on Windows RT. Ironically, a vulnerability in the Windows kernel that has existed for some time and got ported to ARM just like the rest of Windows made this possible. MSFT's artificial incompatibility does not work because Windows RT is not in any way reduced in functionality. It's a clean port, and a good one. But deep in the kernel, in a hashed and signed data section protected by UEFI's Secure Boot, lies a byte that represents the minimum signing level." Good stuff. Very good stuff.
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RE[3]: Seems like a lot of work
by chithanh on Mon 7th Jan 2013 10:55 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Seems like a lot of work"
chithanh
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Because desktop apps are Win32 apps, they aren't compiled to run on ARM.
But they can be compiled to run on ARM, and with the exploit now they will run.

This is of course not interesting for commercial software vendors, but people who want to build Win32 desktop apps for the Surface RT now have the ability to.

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