Nintendo recently just launched their latest console. The Nintendo Switch is a hybrid style console that allows gamers to enjoy a console home experience while also having the option to take the system on-the-go for portable gaming. As the successor of the Nintendo’s Wii U, the console did release with a few issues that gamers have expressed their dislike for.
These issues include the lack of streaming video playback services, the dock which can easily scratch the surface of the Nintendo Switch display, and of course the dreaded dead pixel situation that seems to be haunting a good portion of Switch early adopters.
Now Nintendo seems to have another issue to tackle on as already an exploit has been found for the latest console release. Discovered by qwertyuiop and later confirmed by hacker LiveOverFlow, it seems that there is a hack out there that grants users to ability to access of the interior workings along with limited access to online video streaming.
This hack uses a browser website to access the exploit which is due to Nintendo implementing an outdated Webkit. It’s curious as to why Nintendo opted to release the console with an outdated Webkit that was already exploited, to begin with, but for now, it seems that Nintendo can rest a bit easier.
So far the exploits do not offer a means to run unofficial coding which, for now, forces users to purchase video games rather than being able to pirate the latest titles. Of course, because the inner workings of the Nintendo Switch are now exposed for hackers to tinker with, future hacks may be on the way leaving Nintendo to handle patches and damage control.
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