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: Comment by MOS6510
by chithanh on Mon 7th Jan 2013 10:58 UTC in reply to "Comment by MOS6510"
chithanh
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From the article:

a vulnerability in the Windows kernel that has existed for some time and got ported to ARM
So Microsoft cared so little about the vulnerability that they ported it from x86 to ARM kernel?

Of course they will fix it if they determine that it is against their business interests. But I think they will observe what people do with the exploit to run their own Win32 apps. Because in the meantime, it can help badly needed sales of Surface RT.

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