are CIAs on the new 3ds safe?

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    Just curious are they safe to be used online?
     
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    Safer probably. I don't consider anything in this scene as "safe".
     
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    It would be trivial for Nintendo to check if you've bought the game or not when logging in. But they don't, but they could at any time.
     
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    Safer than what?
     
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    Technically there is no real answer to this, atm they can't detect it but its possible to do so if they decided to add that function. If sony is able to update the blu-ray drive and add additional check points JUST with a firmware update than you can bet Nintendo is capable of doing the same.
     
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    Currently, yes. Tomorrow, maybe, maybe not...
     
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    Can they do this without forcing you to have a NNID to play online?
     
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    It is as safe as installing CIAs on any other 3DS.
     
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    In theory, yes. If you have a connection to the internet, they could certainly pull some stats from your system, and blacklist it on their end. Or silently push something over to your system. Has this happened as of yet? No. But that's not to say it couldn't.
     
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    No software can be updated without your consent
     
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    Sure it can. It would be super shady of them to do so, and they'd probably have a PR nightmare on their hands (and quite possibly a lawsuit or two) but they certainly CAN push an update if they want to.
     
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    Where on earth did you get that idea?
     
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    Please, go tell that to my Nintendo Wii U accidentally on latest firmware version.
     
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    This is really funny. 5 people all from different countries arguing about laws in other countries that don't apply to them. :wacko:
     
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