Microsoft moving to have app installs encrypted to protect developers

John White By: John White
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When creating Window 10 apps, developers have no way to protect their work. This means, their apps are open to piracy and anyone with the right amount of knowledge, could reverse engineer the entire thing. Microsoft offered a temporary technology to work with, but it was not enough.

Because of this, the company is now working on encrypting app installs to make Windows 10 developers happy. What the software giant is working on, is called, “.eappx”. Whenever an app is installed with this technology on the inside, users will not be able to gain access to certain files. Taking complete ownership of the file will not work either.

This move is both good and bad because it protects the work of developers, but it could have come implications when it comes down to modding games and giving users less control over their computer systems. However, the good might outweigh the bad here because developers would now have more confidence in the Windows 10 platform.

Are you a developer who wants to submit apps to the Windows Store? You’ll need to download the Windows 10 Anniversary Update for that to happen. Fortunately, you can get it right here, so need to go searching around.

It’s also possible to pre-order Game of Thrones Season 6 right now from the Windows Store. Want to see all the awesome episodes again? Now is the time.

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