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Windows Phone Store permissions flaw patched by Microsoft, allowed apps to access photos

Windows Phone Store permissions flaw patched by Microsoft, allowed apps to access photos

Rafael Rivera 36

The Windows Phone Store received a bug fix recently, closing a hole that allowed developers to publish applications that can access a user’s photo library without their permission. The quirk was originally brought to our attention by developer Al Gihuni, who makes the popular Sound Cloud app SoundClone for Windows Phone (don't worry, that app is safe). Gihuni demonstrated this quirk...

Windows Phone Store weakness makes exclusive apps accessible to all, we explain how

Windows Phone Store weakness makes exclusive apps accessible to all, we explain how

Rafael Rivera 95

Earlier today, we reported on a Windows Phone Store weakness allowing savvy users to download Nokia-exclusive applications onto non-Nokia hardware (well, try to at least, as often those apps are API dependent). But we did a little more digging and discovered the weakness doesn't just cover Nokia apps. You can manipulate the Store into providing any device or operator-exclusive app for...