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Nintendo Swtich Jailbreak: Nintendo Switch Games Can be Unlocked With This Tool

by Amy / Mar 16, 2017 01:24 AM EDT
Nintendo Switch Jailbreak

Nintendo Switch is just launched and players are enjoying it a lot, but a possible jailbreak tool could just be lurking around the corner. A hacker just shared a possible Nintendo Switch jailbreak which might be helpful to solve a big bug in the browser software used on Nintendo Switch. This is quite the same jailbreak that let the iOS 9 users modify their phones.

The Nintendo Switch jailbreak is now available here and it generally consists of a web server that sends over some code that will enable you to overwrite anything in the memory. It does not jailbreak the Nintendo Switch in any way, but it might show what is possible. For those players who are unaware about the Nintendo Software, it has a hidden WebKit browser that enables users for connecting the gaming console to the Wi-Fi by using a captive portal. This is the same Webkit used in Apple iOS before 9.3.5. Now, the exploit revealed by the hackers could be used to attack the console, as per TechCrunch.

The possible tool is called CVE-2016-4657 and it enables attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service via the crafted website, as per TechCrunch. It has been cleared that this Nintendo Switch jailbreak tool does not focus on iOS only because users can utilize it on another device that runs unprotected version of WebKit like the Switch.

Now, the most important thing that you need to consider is that this is not actually a Nintendo Switch jailbreak tool. It will just allow the players to send malformed commands to the gaming console and access basic functions. The hacker qwertyoruiop‏ also stated that this is not the traditional way of jailbreaking. It only shows the possibilities to do minor things through the console's browser. Although Nintendo has made the code hard to crack, there are possibilities that this tool might help players to unlock their favorite game. 

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