Nintendo Switch Already Got Hacked Via Old Webkit Exploit

by Frankie Norman March 14, 2017, 0:20

The Nintendo Switch attempted to revitalize the company from its seeming stagnation compared to the meteoric rise of Sony's PlayStation 4 and Microsoft's Xbox One.

The Switch OS and User Interface also deserve praise, as they're super clean and easy to navigate. Because of this behavior - behavior that happens nowhere else in the Switch's operating system - you can send malformed commands to the Switch and access some very basic functions. While the retailers are in communication with Nintendo, there's no indication as to when the next shipment of consoles will be sent in.

There are plenty of Nintendo Switch features that make the console worth investing in. Until then, it's best to activate Flight Mode (if playing handheld) or disconnecting altogether (if playing docked) if you want the best experience.

The Nintendo Switch arrived on store shelves on March 3rd. The selection of launch titles is scant, but already offer a wealth of content, from the epic adventure of Zelda to the hectic, colourful multiplayer of Super Bomberman R, to the entirely touch-based rhythm action of downloadable music game VOEZ.

To be clear you're not going to be playing pirated Zelda games on your Switch any time soon.

Taking things to Twitter with the handle @qwertyoruiopz, he posted a photo of the Switch with the word "done" on the screen, where the console is lying on top of a laptop that's displaying a bunch of code. We know there are already quite a few upcoming Switch games on the way, although majority have vague release dates. This means all the storage is stuck on the Nintendo Switch for better or worse. This suggests that Nintendo either didn't pay attention to the vulnerability or they rushed the launch. After all, control of the console is how Microsoft, Nintendo, and Sony make all their money. And so we are in a fact-finding mode, to really understand the situation and the scenarios.

By Nintendo's own metrics, the Switch seems to be off to a solid start. The only way you could have got one was by waking up super early last Friday and standing in line, like my colleague Sophia did - unless you thought ahead and pre-ordered the device. "The number [of Joy-Con replacement or fix requests received] is not significant, and is consistent with what we've seen for any new hardware we have launched", the statement reads.


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