Windows RT jailbroken, runs unsigned ARM desktop applications

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  1. 100

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    #1 100, Jan 7, 2013
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    Good job 100.
    I think we ought to have news thread in MDL. I am thinking for new drivers update , software and these kind of finds
    Whatcha think?
     
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    First post updated with screenshots.


    Unfortunately I can't take credit for the jailbreak. :p
    I'm pretty sure such a "news thread" wouldn't work; a single thread where people are discussing different topics will inevitably end in chaos.

    This is not really about malware, it's about monopolizing app distribution providing users with the great experience of the Windows Store™, where you can safely acquire legitimate apps with confidence.
     
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    #7 Jachra, Jan 8, 2013
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    Well, it is now. Before this hack it would seem nearly impossible that current malware would be able to run on Windows RT. With the Classic Desktop that is now in place and closed of to run only allowed and dedicated Microsoft software, malware ported from the x86/x64 Windows version couldn't run without Microsoft's approval. This hack has opened a doorway for malware writers to port their code and run it on Windows RT with lesser difficulty. They must now find out if the Win32 API's they use are available on Windows RT.
     
  7. Shenj

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    #8 Shenj, Jan 8, 2013
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    Malware can not use the method decribed as the Malware would need to be signed by microsoft to even start, so you'd need a different exploit and once you have that different exploit you don't need the method described which means it IS a low risk vulnerability, though ofc if the Malware is using a different exploit to run itself and then use the method described to run <everything> without using the 1st exploit, then this might as well get patched.
     
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    #9 Jachra, Jan 8, 2013
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    Of course the malware writer would first use an other exploit to launch it's malware into Windows RT. The likely culprit for that would be IE10 or Adobe Flash.
     
  9. anarchist9027

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    Now I just wonder if Microsoft is going to play the "Cat and Mouse" game with the Jailbreakers, just as Apple is doing. Hopefully this Jailbreak will be a hardware based exploit so Microsoft wont be able to fully patch it. I'm pretty sure no one care about booting tethered :biggrin:
     
  10. Michaela Joy

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    IMHO, Initially, yes. But eventually, people will want an untethered boot.
    At least that's the way it is with the Apple jailbreak.
     
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    Yea, I completely know what you mean, Still waiting in that untethered 6.0 / 6.0.1 jailbreak lol. I just dont let my iDevices die or reset them :biggrin:
     
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    An important distinction, the people doing this are porting existing open-source code to the ARM architecture of Windows RT. At first glance I was getting excited thinking it would run existing x86 applications but that's just not the case.

    Whatever they're doing, I am glad to see it. Two things keeping me from buying a Surface RT are (1) the locked-down architecture and (2) it doesn't run "real" Windows programs. Unless both these are overcome somehow, I'm waiting for Surface Pro (or other equivalent OEM hardware) that will run Windows 8 Pro.

    Regarding iOS jailbreak, I'm still hanging on to my old iPhone 4 at 5.1.1, the hour I hear of a public jailbreak for the iPhone 5 I will run and buy one, not before.
     
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