Microsoft Praises Hacker Who Managed to Jailbreak Windows RT

2013-Jan-08 | Tags: hackerjailbreaksecuritysystem

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.

Even though the company initially wanted to remain tight-lipped on the subject, a Microsoft spokesperson has sent us a statement claiming that this effort poses no security threat to Windows RT users.

"The scenario outlined is not a security vulnerability and does not pose a threat to Windows RT users. The mechanism described is not something the average user could, or reasonably would, leverage, as it requires local access to a system, local administration rights and a debugger in order to work," the spokesperson said.

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