Nintendo Switch reportedly jailbroken using old browser exploit
As reported by Venture Beat, the hacker by the name “Qwertyoruiop” would have been able to jailbreak the Switch’s operating system using an exploit in the web browser hidden in the OS.
Nintendo Switch is sold at this stage to launch apparently without the presence of a web browser. In reality it was simply hidden by Nintendo technicians because, as it turns out now, it has a number of important vulnerabilities.
Some programmers have figured out how to revive and use the web browser that is stuck in a very rudimentary way through hard-coded DNS. You can also see everything in the video shown at the end of this article.
The programmers were, therefore, able to restore the functioning of the web browser via applications of DNSwitch and DNSwitch4All, but it remains impossible to access the live stream. Moreover, now it turns out that Nintendo Switch has hidden the browser.
The hacker “qwertyoruiop” has indeed found a vulnerability within that browser, demonstrating its tampering with a screenshot which is shown below. The hacker in question seems to be true, because it is the same person who has violated the security systems of the iPhone and firmware 1.76 PS4.
As we know, Nintendo Switch is not yet equipped with a browser to surf the web, apparently, however, the app in question is already present in the operating system but Nintendo would decide to hide it to avoid problems with piracy.
Apparently, the web browser is not yet stable and the code has some flaws that could allow hackers to break the OS.
Surely the exploit in question will be removed with the next firmware update, the browser probably will not be published but until now it is not considered stable and secure.
that’s just how it goes pic.twitter.com/ztkFrbjz5u
— qwertyoruiop (@qwertyoruiopz) March 11, 2017