While Nintendo Switch came in the consoles industry with an outstanding amount of pre-orders last year, many of the vulnerabilities were left open for the cruel hackers out there. Just after its release last year, hackers were able to find a browser exploit for reaching the console’s code that showed the way to its inner workings. Hackers have continued to exploit the left out vulnerabilities by getting the access to Switch’s kernel. The ‘homebrew software thingy’ isn’t far away from happening now.

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Switch’s Hacking History

It isn’t like Nintendo hasn’t worked on its console’s security and there are several security layers to be defeated if a hacker wants to peak in. But the recent 34C3 hacking conference welcomed the White Hackers in Germany where three hackers known as Plutoo, Derrek, and Naehrwert demonstrated how they managed to access the console’s kernel via the Nvidia Tegra X1 chip.

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All these kernel exploits will be kept extremely confidential as they were done exclusively for covering up the bugs. Moreover, what we know of it is that to exploit these vulnerabilities, one requires the Switch console to be running the firmware version 3.0.0.

Gamescom will bring a lot of news but what should we expect this year?