Nokia engineer speaks up about Windows 8 security flaws and how to exploit them
posted by Victor H. / Dec 11, 2012, 6:09 AM
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.
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posted on Dec 11, 2012, 6:15 AM 7
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posted on Dec 11, 2012, 7:10 AM 2
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aww i always wanted to know how to get free app on windows 8, dang it
posted on Dec 11, 2012, 6:25 AM 2
You can always jailbreak it tho :)
posted on Dec 11, 2012, 6:33 AM 0
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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.
posted on Dec 11, 2012, 7:16 AM 2
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If he was an engineer for Apple and posted something similar, Cook would have personally strangled him and hid the body, all by himself.
posted on Dec 11, 2012, 7:24 AM 10
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May be a stunt to sell windows 8...
posted on Dec 11, 2012, 7:26 AM 2
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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
posted on Dec 11, 2012, 9:05 AM 2
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Update shall be on its way, it's a matter of when? I believe 5 to 6 months!
posted on Dec 11, 2012, 9:33 AM 1
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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...
posted on Dec 11, 2012, 10:26 AM 1
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