Nintendo Switch Hack Issue: Old Browser Exploit Used

By Ben Lindon , Updated Mar 15, 2017 09:38 PM EDT

Just a few weeks after its launching, the Nintendo Switch has already been hacked and did not even require a specialized program.  The hacker gained access to the hybrid's game console system via an old browser exploit.  However, it remains unclear if the breach will result to a possible security risk to its owners or not.

Hacker Accessed Device Via A Modified iOS Jailbreak Tool

A hacker named qwertyoruiop is the talk of the tech community again after it has posted an image of a Nintendo Switch with the word "Done" on its screen.  The image showed the gaming device sitting on top of a laptop with its display screen filled with codes.  Apparently, the hacking tool used was made for the iOS with the iOS code removed from it, Rashbandicoot reported.

Although the hacker did not release more than the image that is currently circulating on the web, qwertyoruiop does not really have to prove anything.  The hacker is already known for multiple iOS Jailbreak versions and has also contributed to the PlayStation 4's 1.76 jailbreak tool.

At the moment, it is hard to tell if the latest development will expose Nintendo Switch owners.  It is also too early to say if the device will be able to load free pirated games.  Nevertheless, Nintendo is also known to patch up issues real quick and now that the browser exploit has gone public, a system patch may already be in the works.

Nintendo Switch Sales Are Quite Impressive In The U.S.

Meanwhile, the Nintendo Switch seems  to have an impressive sales performance on its first week, which have already been collated and was revealed to the media. The sales information was confirmed by Reggie Fils-Aime, president of Nintendo of America, reported Express.

Fils-Aime mentioned that,  "So now we have data for the US five days in, it continues to be the best-selling system we've ever had in the United States, and I've launched five systems now with Nintendo."  He also added that on the software side, "The Legend of Zelda: Breath of  the Wild" is performing also well in the United States.

The company has previously set  a target of 2 million units sold by the end of the March and outside analysts are impressed with the Nintendo Switch's sales performance. Watch an unboxing video of the console here:


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