Windows 10 Bug Let UWP Apps Access All Files Without Users’ Consent

By [email protected] (Swati Khandelwal) Microsoft silently patched a bug in its Windows 10 operating system with the October 2018 update (version 1809) that allowed Microsoft Store apps with extensive file system permission to access all files on users’ computers without their consent.

With Windows 10, Microsoft introduced a common platform, called Universal Windows Platform (UWP), that allows apps to run on any device running

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