Microsoft "applauds" the hacker that jailbroke Windows RT

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Yesterday, we brought you the news that a hacker named Clrokr had jailbroken Windows RT and enabled unsigned apps to run, rather than only the apps from the Windows Store signed by Microsoft. We contacted Microsoft about the matter, and especially the claim by Clrokr that Windows 8 is essentially the same as Windows RT, except for an artificial security barrier. Microsoft just responded to the matter, saying that it "applauds" Clrokr's efforts.

The full response from the Microsoft spokesperson was:
Microsoft didn't even bother to comment on the claims that Windows 8 and Windows RT are the same. We pressed the matter, but Microsoft didn't even make the excuse that the two systems are essentially the same, but compiled for different processors. All we got was more PR speak about security and such (which we never actually asked about). 

The most important part of the statement is that last sentence of course, because it is essentially a promise that Microsoft will patch any holes that hackers use to exploit the system. So, we may well see Microsoft enter the same cat-and-mouse game that we've seen between Apple and iOS jailbreakers for years now.

source: Microsoft 

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5 Comments

1. papss unregistered

Nice.. I like that they take notice and applaud the team of hackers or hacker on this

2. AnTuTu

Posts: 1601; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

Well said MS..!!

3. HTCOE

Posts: 650; Member since: Nov 20, 2011

aha.... bravo

4. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Hackers do love Windows....everyday an update puts another hole in their security - thus the term swiss cheese.

5. Cyan3boN

Posts: 446; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

users love= hackers love

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