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Old 28-10-18, 01:47
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Windows 10 UWP app bug could steal your data without you knowing | TechRadar
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Windows 10 apps compromised

Windows 10s security woes appear to continue, with a bug apparently found in the code for UWP (Universal Windows Platform) apps that could allow hackers to access your hard drive and steal your data without you knowing.
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It's unfortunate that 1809 is the fix for this when MS have pulled the update.
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Old 28-10-18, 21:43
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I suppose so, but hopefully it won't be long before it's back. It's become rather a fiasco, I don't remember anything quite like it in the past.
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I suppose so, but hopefully it won't be long before it's back. It's become rather a fiasco, I don't remember anything quite like it in the past.
Well there was that Win 7 update that stopped machines from booting for some.
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Well there was that Win 7 update that stopped machines from booting for some.
Was there? Which one?
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Old 29-10-18, 14:12
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This report is from ZDNet:

Windows 10 UWP bug could give malicious devs access to all your files | ZDNet
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Was there? Which one?
I think it was this one in 2016 but I wasn't affected - https://www.forbes.com/sites/gordonk.../#4f6baf897295

Another MS screw up.
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Thanks for the link. It sounds very tiresome from what it says in that article. I don't remember it, but that's probably because none of our PCs has an Asus motherboard!
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The more I read about it, the nastier this bug seems to be. An article from Bleeping Computer:

Windows 10 Bug Allowed UWP Apps Full Access to File System
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A bug in Windows 10 allowed UWP apps (Universal Windows Platform) to have access to the entire file system in Windows without permission from the user. This could have allowed a malicious app to access any data stored on the computer without the knowledge or consent of the user.

By default, UWP apps can only access files and folders located in the app's installation directory and its data storage locations in AppData\Local, AppData\Roaming, and the Temp folder. If an app needs to access files outsides of these locations, they can display a file/folder picker that can be used to select a file or the developer can declare extra permission for the App.
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Thanks for the link. It sounds very tiresome from what it says in that article. I don't remember it, but that's probably because none of our PCs has an Asus motherboard!
I learned about it when I was working another forum - perhaps it didn't affect anyone on here either, so wasn't mentioned.

However, at the time I wasn't aware it only affected Asus mobos.
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