Browserhax is being blocked even on older firmwares

Discussion in '3DS - Flashcards & Custom Firmwares' started by Ericzander, Oct 27, 2015.

  1. Ericzander
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    Hey guys, I have some pretty bad news for a lot of people in the 3DS scene.

    Last night, Smealum tweeted the following message:
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    In addition, according to a couple of users on Reddit, even using the Tubehax DNS isn't going to keep you safe as it appears that Nintendo has added another update server (which means that even people using OpenDNS to block their URLs aren't completely safe). According to Reddit user /u/shiny_banana "the server in question (cbvc.cdn.nintendo.net) isn't currently blocked by Smealum's DNS."

    Users unfortunate enough to get caught by Nintendo when trying to use Browserhax will be greeted with the following screen (courtesy of /u/Fuyuri):
    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    This news makes me extremely curious as many of us weren't aware that Nintendo was even able to do something like this on older firmwares. It's enough to make me wonder what else Nintendo is capable of doing that most of us assumed was impossible. Is this limited to certain firmwares or are people using 9.2 and below in trouble (Edit: It appears to only be happening on systems that are 9.9 and above)? Is it possible for Nintendo to go the route of the Wii U and stealthily update 3DS systems in the future? Could you be playing a game online and then suddenly have your system updated without a confirmation? Will they be able to block Ironfall and Cubic Ninja? There are so many questions and so few answers now.

    I highly advise people at this point to simply disconnect their 3DSes from the internet until we learn more. Those who are blocking Nintendo's update servers may be able to stay safe if they block the following URL in addition to the others: cbvc.cdn.nintendo.net. That said, who knows if there are more servers that haven't been discovered yet.

    Edit: Tubehax has been updated to block the new server so people who rely on it can continue to do so.

    Check out this post by @daxtsu who has been following along with these developments and has kindly consolidated as much information as we know into one post.
     


  2. loco365

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    It seems that people on 9.9 and newer have only been affected up to this point. I'm on 9.2 and I have yet to get this error, although I may block that strange URL in my router's settings to prevent my system from getting that message.
     
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  3. Steveice10

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    It's 9.9 and up only. See: http://3dbrew.org/wiki/Internet_Browser#Forced_system-update
     
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  6. KingVamp

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    Well, I have themehax, ironhax and OOThax (if I get it to work).
     
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    Don't have cubic ninja, don't have ironfall, Don't Oot3d ,I do have super smash bros for 3ds for smashhax but I dont know how to set it up....
     
  9. Tony_93

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    Wow, a couple of months ago it seemed like Nintendo didn't care about homebrew anymore, letting things run freely with patches not blocking anything and not bothering us... Seems like they want to drop the hammer big time in everyone now days.
     
  10. frizouy

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    Nintendo is afraid of the hans application me i have one 3ds version 5.1.0-11E but it is not hack bad nintendo :'(
     
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    Browserhax still works here with the Gateway exploit method for me, I'm on a 9.2U 2DS.
     
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  12. zoogie

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    How long till Nintendo stubs home menu. :P

    "Please update to enable your system"
     
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    Somewhere in this potatoland!
    buys a vault, locks up cubic ninja and oot, label it: NEVER EVER sell the games!!
     
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    Hard mod :creep:
     
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  15. gudenau

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    Lets just block *.nintendo.*. No more updates at all.
     
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  16. tony_2018

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    You have no confirmation that Nintendo didn't care, or do you?

    Nintendo doesn't have to expain in detail how they plan to battle piracy, actually no one does and never did.
     
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  17. Tony_93

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    I clearly said "IT SEEMED LIKE THEY DIDN'T CARE", I never claimed they didn't...
     
  18. tony_2018

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    Just because produced firmware updates that didn't have any effect on the browserhax, doesn't mean you can assume they won't do anything about it. I said this in another post, slowly but surely they will make there way. So far sky3ds has a challenge on there hands and have yet to provide a solution. browserhax just got blocked on firmware 9.9+.
     
  19. frizouy

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    this is the beginning should just changed to attack strategy
     
  20. TecXero

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    Luckily I use IronHax anyway. I also tend to leave my 3DS's wifi off as well, since it has that convenient switch on the side. Still, I'll be adding that URL to my main router's filter. You'd think they wouldn't legally be allowed to do crap like that without notifying you.
     
  21. frizouy

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    i test chang the dns with a fake dns the 3ds no say me update the browser any one have one new serveur dns for lauche the hack ?