It seems that hackers do not lose time to exploit the new video game console by Nintendo called the Switch.
The Hacker “qwertyoruiop” – known for releasing multiple versions of iOS and PlayStation – used an old exploit for Webkit browsers iOS 9.3 to hack the Nintendo Switch, which was previously used for iOS 9.3 devices jailbreak Apple. Another fellow hacker “LiveOverflow” has confirmed that the exploit works and came out publicly to a proof of concept:
Switch was launched with a very closed operating system, which means that hackersyou will not able to run any unofficial code within the system. In other words, hackers can not change the way it works Switch of Nintendo or hack games available today, such as the highly praised The Legend of Zelda: breath of nature.
However, qwertyoruiop later explained via Twitter that he did jailbreak Nintendo Switch but suggested that it could make jailbreak. “To be clear: I did not jailbreak.” Simply show proof of exploitation concept that gives me exec code in thebrowser,”said.
LiveOverflow and qwertyoruiop allegedly took a WebKit vulnerability unpatched in jailbreaking the switch. The version of the portal said had a lagoon that hackers havebeen previously patched iOS 9.3. x. According to qwertyoruiop, code exec is a viablebase for future investigations, but that may not be enough to fully jailbreak the switch.
According to reports, attempted jailbreak Nintendo switch can be considered the first attempt to convert the Switch in a game Android device