Windows RT security

  • Windows on ARMThe least exciting part of buying a new laptop is dealing with all the software updates. Manufacturers have to install something on 'em before sending them off to retailers, but usually by the time those systems reach consumers they're due for some touch-ups.

  • Windows on ARMIt was big news when Microsoft announced it was working on a version of Windows that would run on tablets with ARM-based processors… but by the time Windows RT actually launched it was a lot less exciting. Devices like the Microsoft Surface and Surface 2 couldn’t run desktop Windows apps and weren’t significantly cheaper than Intel Atom-powered tablets running the full version of Windows, and they didn’t even get better battery life.

  • Windows on ARMTyping in a password of decent strength can be irritating when using Windows RT. Fortunately, Microsoft has included an alternative: Picture passwords.

  • Rainmeter for Windows RTThe OpenSSL Project is a collaborative effort to develop a robust, commercial-grade, full-featured, and Open Source toolkit implementing the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL v2/v3) and Transport Layer Security(TLS v1) protocols as well as a full-strength general purpose cryptography library. The project is managed by a worldwide community of volunteers that use the Internet to communicate, plan, and develop the OpenSSL toolkit and its related documentation.

  • PuTTY for Windows RTPuTTY is a free implementation of Telnet and SSH for Windows and Unix platforms, along with an xterm terminal emulator. It is written and maintained primarily by Simon Tatham.
     

  • Windows on ARMMicrosoft's Surface RT and other Windows RT-based machines include the Flash browser plugin, but it only runs on websites Microsoft has whitelisted. We have covered how you can add any website to the Flash whitelist, but now there's an easier way.

  • Windows on ARMSoftware developers have managed to create a fully-working jailbreak tool for Windows RT approximately one month ago, so the list of apps specifically ported to be used on unlocked devices is getting bigger.

  • Windows on ARMWindows Update is supposed to keep Surface RT shipshape, particularly Security Tuesday updates. But the January 8 bundle causes problems for some Surface users, and Microsoft acknowledges there is an issue.

  • Windows on ARMMicrosoft is apparently having a change of heart over the recently-released jailbreak tool for Windows RT devices, with the company now suggesting that it may block the hack after all.
     

  • Windows on ARMThe official Windows RT jailbreak application is now available for download, so software developers behind this project can focus on recompiling applications to run on Microsoft's tablet-oriented operating system.

  • Windows on ARMJailbreaking Windows RT just got easy. Merely days after a complicated method to run unsigned apps on Microsoft's tablet operating system was uncovered, there is now an automated method available, dubbed RT Jailbreak Tool. No more messing around with debuggers and assembers.

  • Windows on ARMAs far back as I can remember the differences between the full version of Windows 8 and the tablet version, now dubbed Windows RT, were made pretty clear. Whilst the Modern UI section of them was going to be essentially identical the full version of Windows wasn't going to run on anything that wasn't x86 compatible and RT would be the version that could run on low power systems like ARM.

  • Windows on ARMOn Sunday, it was reported that the Windows RT operating system had been hacked to allow unsigned ARM desktop applications to run.  Microsoft responded quickly to say that it was investigating the findings and is now saying that it doesn't consider this to be a security vulnerability.

  • Windows on ARMIt's January 8 and the first Microsoft Patch Tuesday of 2013. (Yay?) - Along with the usual set of fixes and patches for Windows, Office and more, Microsoft is rolling out a firmware update for its Windows RT operating system as part of the update.

  • Windows on ARMReports from earlier in the week suggested that Windows RT had been "jailbroken" by hackers, an event I ignored because the outcome was so obvious. And, as expected, Microsoft has confirmed the hack and will simply fix it in a pending update. But why does everyone take this stuff so seriously?

  • Windows on ARMWindows RT distinguishes itself from Windows 8 in two main ways. First, it runs on ARM processors rather than x86 ones. Second, it bars the installation of third-party desktop applications. The built-in Windows applications like Notepad work, and of course, the bundled Office 2013 apps run on the desktop, but any attempt to run third-party applications is greeted with an error message.

  • Windows on ARMMicrosoft has decided to release a public statement on the recent announcement that a security researcher managed to break into Windows RT and force the operating system to run unsigned desktop apps.

  • Windows on ARMA security issue has been identified that could allow an unauthenticated remote attacker to compromise your system and gain control over it. You can help protect your system by installing this update from Microsoft. After you install this update, you may have to restart your system.

  • Windows on ARMWindows RT devices and their apps set new high-water mark for Windows security. But without support for Active Directory, their enterprise use is limited - Even Microsoft's lawyers say it: Windows RT isn't Windows. In fact, Microsoft is releasing two different operating systems: Windows 8 and Windows RT (Run Time).

  • Windows on ARMMicrosoft is preparing to launch Windows 8 and its companion Windows Store for later this month, which will have a broad swath of applications for desktop and tablet users alike, with one exception.


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