Hackers manage to unlock Windows RT tablets and run non-Windows OS

2016-Jul-19 | Tags: hackerinstalllinuxupdate

Windows on ARMThe latest Patch Tuesday update killed a major vulnerability that could have potentially let hackers unlock ARM-powered Windows RT tablets and install non-approved Windows programs. Fortunately for Windows RT tablet owners, Microsoft’s security engineers discovered this vulnerability before hackers exploited it.


The vulnerability would have allowed hackers to unlock the slab’s bootloader and load any operating system they wanted. Windows RT accepts only boot software cryptographically signed by Microsoft, which prevents users from running non-Windows OS on their RT tablets.

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