Welcome Stranger to OCC!Login | Register

Apple WebKit Opens Nintendo Switch to Hacking

Category: Gaming
Posted: 03:43PM

The Nintendo Switch has been available for just 10 days, and it has already fallen victim to its' first successful hack. The vulnerability was discovered by iOS hacker qwertyoruiop and is caused by the inclusion of version 9.3 of the iOS WebKit, which contains a known exploit that was fixed in version 9.3.5. It is unclear why this compromised version of the WebKit was used by Nintendo, but it could have had something to do with getting the Switch out before the end of the current fiscal quarter. It is also unclear just how the exploit can impact users as it "hasn't revealed any detailed information on the Switch yet, nor does it hand over full kernel access to hackers."

Source: Mac Rumors

Register as a member to subscribe comments.

Submit your comment:
Members, please LOGIN before posting
Live user
verification *:

Enter the letters you see in the image (without spaces)
Comment *:

* indicates required fields
© 2001-2017 Overclockers Club ® Privacy Policy
Elapsed: 0.0960159302   (xlweb1)