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[5]: Seems like a lot of work
by Morgan on Mon 7th Jan 2013 13:24 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Seems like a lot of work"
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Lots of Android vendors do it, and their "root only" apps are even in the official Google Play store. Why shouldn't Windows RT users have the same kind of fun?

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BluenoseJake Member since:

Because MS might close the vulnerability, it's 50/50 with them, Google doesn't care, they don't do the locking themselves, carriers do.

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