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LXer 01-08-2013 12:00 PM

LXer: Windows RT jailbroken to run third-party Desktop apps
 
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The hack, performed by Clokr, exploits a vulnerability in the Windows kernel that has existed for a long time since before Microsoft ported Windows from x86 to ARM, in fact. Basically, the Windows kernel on your computer is configured to only execute files that meet a certain level of authentication. There are four levels: Unsigned (0), Authenticode (4), Microsoft (8), and Windows (12). On your x86 Windows system, the default setting is Unsigned you can run anything you like. With Windows RT, the default, hard-coded setting is Microsoft (8); i.e. only apps signed by Microsoft, or parts of Windows itself, can be executed.

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