The “unpatchable” exploit that makes every current Nintendo Switch hackable

A newly published "exploit chain" for Nvidia Tegra X1-based systems seems to describe an apparently unpatchable method for running arbitrary code on all currently available Nintendo Switch consoles. Dubbed "Fusée Gelée" ("Frozen Rocket") it exploits buggy code in the NVIDIA Tegra X1's USB recovery mode, bypassing software that would normally protect the critical bootROM.

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Cobra951835d ago

"Temkin writes that she's publicizing the exploit now in part because of 'the potential for a lot of bad to be done by any parties who independently discover these vulnerabilities.'"

And so goes the legacy of Google Project Zero: The intent may be to help with security, but the direct effect is to fast-track the hackers. I can understand revealing and detailing exploits to the legitimate parties, like Intel or Nintendo. I cannot understand publishing a hacking guide for all to see--not months later, not ever. Sure, the info will leak eventually, but there is no justification to do so intentionally, even when wearing a white hat.