The Nintendo Switch has been hacked using a WebKit exploit

The Nintendo Switch has been hacked using a WebKit exploit

The Nintendo Switch has been hacked using a WebKit exploit

The Nintendo Switch has been hacked using a WebKit exploit

 
The Nintendo Switch has been hacked using a WebKit exploit on the device's web browser, potentially paving the way to custom software and other device exploits.


This exploit uses the CVE-201604567 WebKit bug, which was also used to exploit iOS 9.3. At this time the exploit is merely a proof of concept and cannot be used to change the Nintendo Switch, though this may change over time as Hackers analyse the device further.   

It is clear here that Nintendo did not pay much attention to their web browser, or have taken any precautions to avoid this known exploit and protect their device. Right now it is unknown how far this exploit will take hackers, though many see this as a starting point that will eventually bring emulators and other additional 3rd party apps to the platform. 

 

The Nintendo Switch has been hacked using a WebKit exploit

 

Right now it is unclear why Nintendo left their latest console prone to an existing exploit, though the likely answer is a rushed development on the software side, especially given this device's lack of Netflix or YouTube app at launch. 

 

You can join the discussion on the Nintendo Switch's recent WebKit exploit on the OC3D Forums

 

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13-03-2017, 08:33:32

Bagpuss
Good.

Nintendo as a company, just sucks in general.

They treat the consumer like crap, dressing up out dated, under powered hardware then charging ridiculous prices and milking you for accessories and downloadable software.

I hope they get seriously burnt with this.Quote

13-03-2017, 09:04:49

A7ibaba
'Bout time to kill that little bitchz. Im really feed up with news about that plastic crapQuote

13-03-2017, 13:38:06

SuB
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bagpuss View Post
Good.

Nintendo as a company, just sucks in general.

They treat the consumer like crap, dressing up out dated, under powered hardware then charging ridiculous prices and milking you for accessories and downloadable software.

I hope they get seriously burnt with this.
Quote:
Originally Posted by A7ibaba View Post
'Bout time to kill that little bitchz. Im really feed up with news about that plastic crap
Point to the place on the picture where Nintendo touched you...


Seriously though, some pretty heavy opinions there chaps. Stick up ya butt much? Has anyone ever forced you on pain of death to buy a Nintendo switch or something? Do you need to talk to someone? Would you like a lollipop?Quote

13-03-2017, 13:48:17

Shingara
So we could basically make a tablet emulator of the switch, thats interesting, bet nintendo jump on that fast. And i know i didnt say anything bad but erm, could i have a lollipop Quote
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