Windows 10 UWP Bug Lets Hackers Access Your Files without Permission


In Windows 10, Microsoft introduces a platform, Universal Windows Platform (UWP), allowing apps to run on any device running Windows 10, such as desktop, Surface Hub, Xbox, IoT, etc.

By default, Windows 10 UWP apps have access to files and folders located in the installation directory and the directory where the app can store data including AppData\Local, AppData\Roaming, and the Temp folder.

However, to access other files outsides of these locations, developers can declare extra permission for an app by adding them to app's package manifest file. Then, UWP apps are able to access files like pictures, documents, music, and pictures.

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