Nokia engineer speaks up about Windows 8 security flaws and how to exploit them
Still, it’s an eye-opener. Angel took the Soulcraft Windows 8 as an example for how one could easily edit the game to avoid paying for in-app purchases.
The engineer stresses that "storing encrypted data locally, alongside with the algorithm and the algorithm key/hash is a recipe for security incidents."
Not just that, Angel also shows how easy it is to mod trial apps for full-time use and to get rid of ads in apps.
Security has historically been one of Microsoft’s weakest sides, but the company has invested huge effort to make the Windows operating system safer. Still, looking back at it starting its #droidrage hatemongering campaign against Android for its alleged (often mythical) ‘security’ problem, now seems more than ironic.
Update: And just like that, while we were writing this article, Justin Angel's blog post and actually entire blog went down.
15. android_hitman (unregistered)
20. bayusuputra (Posts: 959; Member since: 12 Feb 2012)
3. dickwyn (Posts: 602; Member since: 07 May 2012)
aww i always wanted to know how to get free app on windows 8, dang it
5. wendygarett (unregistered)
You can always jailbreak it tho :)
21. bayusuputra (Posts: 959; Member since: 12 Feb 2012)
Windows is still in the court.. waiting for its fate to be decided, whether to go to the open and free like android, or jailed like the iPhone and needs to devise its plan for jailbreaking..
4. pongkie (Posts: 508; Member since: 20 Aug 2011)
what!!! the entire blog went down?
I want free apps #windowsrage
7. neutralguy (Posts: 1152; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)
I think he should be awarded for this one. He did point it out in the first place not only for the public to know but for microsoft to find a fix. What he did wrong is posted it in public immediately without consulting it to higher ups.
But if microsoft is a good company, it should acknowledge these kinds of efforts and they should be open for their flaws.
8. Insignificant (Posts: 192; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)
If he was an engineer for Apple and posted something similar, Cook would have personally strangled him and hid the body, all by himself.
22. bayusuputra (Posts: 959; Member since: 12 Feb 2012)
I don't think any of the apple engineers would ever do that.. they are too proud of being apple engineers.. and brainwashed too..
9. tango_charlie (Posts: 117; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)
I still have access to that blogpost.
13. lzsbleach (Posts: 155; Member since: 20 May 2012)
Microsoft is just full of stunts this year SMH
14. gazmatic (Posts: 628; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)
this is not a security issue... this a payment issue... it is for all those that want to get things for free aka the pirate community
this store hack has been public knowledge for weeks now... it was rather foolish of him to post about it in a public blog
but anyway... not a security issue... you wont be hacked from outside... it is YOU the user who will be doing the hacking and flipping the bird to Microsoft...
currently you can get every single Microsoft software for FREE
long live piracy
16. ryq24 (Posts: 583; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
a disgruntled nokia employee who is still loyal to symbian!
17. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)
Update shall be on its way, it's a matter of when? I believe 5 to 6 months!
18. bon24x7 (Posts: 205; Member since: 30 Aug 2012)
Its not Android to only get updated every 5 or 6 months. Windows Phone 8 update is already available for HTC phones since today morning and Lumias to follow shortly. It didn't even take 5-6 weeks for the 1st update...Windows 8 is a different story though...it doesn't matter even if it takes 5-6 months cos its a damn Desktop OS...long term...sorry to hurt your feeling TROLL...