Question Hacking the Switch through the Switch Online and Parental Controls App?

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  1. aykay55
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    If we can root an Android device or edit the .apk and inject an exploit what are the chances of it actually hacking the Switch Console remotely? Would we one day be able to hack the Switch without even touching....the Switch?
     
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    That will never happen. There's no way to inject code through the voice chat app.
     
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    Yeah dude
     
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    Do we even know how the app works, and in wich server does it connect to, and the checking it does to see if everything is fine?
    If the server constantly checks the app and the connection, it's impossible to bypass it.

    I don't know anything about the Parental Controls app, but it might be the same. I can't see any function that would compromise the console itself.
     
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    Neither of those apps communicate with the Switch directly, only the servers AFAIK, and very little data is sent back to the Switch from either of them. So the chances are slim.
     
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    That makes sense. Even if we successfully injected an exploit into the app it wouldnt even make its way through the servers. All this time I was under the impression that it was a direct connection. The Switch Online app has little to no lag so I thought that.
     
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    in a folder, you skrub?
    :facepalm:
     
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    Please just stop with these nonsense threads
     
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    You asked a very similar question with the Wii U a few days ago, you're going to get very similar responses here.
     
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    Looks like I've become popular. But I'm not trying to annoy you guys or anything. I'm just asking 'What if we did this?' so we can figure out new ways to hack the consoles.
     
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    How would it interface directly with the Switch while still connected to your home wifi network?...
     
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    Nintendo Engineer: "Let's put the code that runs on the switch in the APK that runs on the phone!"
     
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    The same way the New 3DS could connect to a computer wirelessly.

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    That wouldn't be necessary, would it?
     
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    guys it's easy, just turn on the apk switch
     
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    "Inject an exploit" is my favourite line.
     
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    Except that requires a file transfer program
     
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    In all seriousness, no. There could still be a crash maybe on the data sent to the switch, but im 99.9% sure that they thought about that when coding it, and made it so the switch would correctly handle it, or safely crash.
     
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    *snip*

    I didn't mean exactly the same way. But the phone transfers data (such as playing times in Par Con app) to the Switch, so there is a pathway.
     
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