Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Tuesday April 24, 2018

Hack Your Nintendo Switch and ALL NVIDIA Tegra X1 Processors

I am not going to proclaim that there are a lot of things to do with your hacked Nintendo Switch, as I have never touched one, but I think the bigger story is that it is being proclaimed that all NVIDIA Tegra X1 processors are hackable with a wire jumper. Before you go throwing your hands up and running around waiting for the sky to fall, this is one of those things that requires physical access to the device. Cool to see. I guess this means someone might steal all your Pokemons? Thanks @Monkey34.

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It's not just limited to the Nintendo Switch. Temkin has discovered that the exploit extends across Nvidia's entire line of Tegra X1 processors. - Since this bug is in the Boot ROM, it cannot be patched without a hardware revision, meaning all Switch units in existence today are vulnerable, forever. - Will work on ANY Nintendo Switch console regardless of the currently installed firmware, and will be completely future proof.

You can use a simple piece of wire to bridge Pin 10 and Pin 7 on the console's right Joy-Con connector. They've also linked to a 3D-printable accessory that can be created in tandem with a micro-USB connector. It's only a few short steps, and acts as a "permanent" solution since the exploit needs to be executed at every boot.

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