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Microsoft silently kills dev backdoor that boots Linux on locked-down Windows RT slabs

Microsoft silently Kills Dev Backdoor that boots Linux on locked-down Windows RT slabs Patch Tuesday wasn’t just about browser bugs Microsoft has quietly killed a vulnerability that can be exploited to unlock ARM-powered Windows RT tablets and boot non-Redmond-approved operating systems. The Register has learned that one of the security holes addressed this week in the July edition of Microsoft’s Patch Tuesday closes a backdoor left in Windows RT by its programmers during its development. That backdoor can be exploited to unlock the slab’s bootloader and start up an operating system of your choice, such as GNU/Linux or Android, provided

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