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]: Comment by MOS6510
by Thom_Holwerda on Mon 7th Jan 2013 11:05 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by MOS6510"
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Illegal software?

Only open source software can be ported to Windows RT with this (since proprietary vendors won't, of course). How is that illegal?

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