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[4]: Seems like a lot of work
by Alfman on Tue 8th Jan 2013 05:48 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Seems like a lot of work"
Alfman
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2011-01-28

chithanh,

"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."

It is a nice, yet temporary exploit for end users. Now that this is out of the bag, the byte is not likely to exit in future updates (which may or may not be mandatory for current users who don't want to loose functionality like the whole PS3 debacle).

Edited 2013-01-08 05:51 UTC

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