First let me thank all the men and women who spend countless hours working on these projects so we can all reap the benefits. Anyhooo, I spent lots of time reading posts and instructions and so forth. I installed HB channel and I am running my beloved Wiiflow and 500gb usb HDD. I bought my WiiU on launch day and I have never had it connected to the internet before. I wanted to know if its safe to get online and update my WiiU to the latest FW and so forth. I plan to run it offline all the time except when I update, after finding out if it's safe of course.