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Microsoft doesn't see Windows RT jailbreak as a security threat

0. phoneArena posted on 13 Jan 2013, 21:08

Soon after we heard about the Windows RT jailbreak, Microsoft came out and applauded the work of the developer, and now the folks from Redmond want to reassure users and say that the Windows RT jailbreak is not a security threat to the system. Although, the reasoning behind this announcement is a bit suspect...

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posted on 13 Jan 2013, 21:16 3

1. valapsp (Posts: 562; Member since: 12 Aug 2011)

Because Microsoft is not Apple.

posted on 13 Jan 2013, 21:36 8

2. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2720; Member since: 26 May 2011)

Microsoft has locked down the Windows RT ecosystem to only approved apps, no Flash, and it has hinted that it will close the jailbreak exploit. That sounds a lot like Apple.

posted on 13 Jan 2013, 21:52 2

3. fanboysrdumb (Posts: 44; Member since: 12 Jan 2013)

dont worry michael common sense left a long time ago. dont bother yourself just keep on chugging along with them nice pieces of writing

posted on 14 Jan 2013, 02:34

4. Bluesky02 (Posts: 1439; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)

The WinTel relationship is what kept Windows RT locked down, i think so.

posted on 14 Jan 2013, 03:41 1

5. Luuthian (Posts: 296; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)

This is barely important for MS. There's the obvious repurcussions that come with a jailbreak but usually piracy is the only major threat. Thing is, Windows 8 barely has anything worth pirating. Even more important, the userbase is so small that the people with the knowhow to handle this jailbreak will be few and far between. Especially because the jailbreak is so complex.

MS will just close the hole and that will be that.

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