Nintendo now has a 3DS bug bounty page open

Discussion in '3DS - Homebrew Development and Emulators' started by CeeDee, Dec 6, 2016.

  1. CeeDee
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    Link is here.

    It seems to be looking to stop a variety of things, including piracy, ROM hacks/save editing, and ARM11/ARM9 exploits, and is paying from $100 USD to $20,000 USD for exploits.

    Interestingly, it seems to be only targeting 3DS systems, and not Wii U.
     


  2. linuxares

    linuxares GBAtemp Psycho!

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    I think they don't care much about the Wii U anymore. It's probably Zelda then forget about it.
     
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  3. xtheman

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    Time to send my plan to patch A9LH to Nintendo it seems.
     
  4. DarkFlare69

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    Yeah, this is really going to stop us!
     
  5. McWhiters9511

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    oh plz no. i hope people dont actually give info...
     
  6. Raylight

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    Who wants to know?
    those who find an exploit can easly take the money and revert the changes lol
     
  7. Alkéryn

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    This is cute xD
     
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  8. driverdis

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    lol at Nintendo, good luck preventing 3DS hardmod downgrades. Nintendo should have done what Microsoft did with the 360, which was eFuses that prevented downgrading. so far, there is 0 ways of doing a downgrade now that they blow the eFuses.


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    What Nintendo needs to do: make a new revision board with eFuses, no exposed pads for NAND, and to make sure a FIRM is not able to be injected into a newer firmware. the FIRM one can be solved by making the system menu require the latest FIRM to even work, this would brick anyone trying to use older FIRMS.
     
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  9. Lacrimose

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    Interesting. I have a theory that their sudden interest in this points towards them trying to make sure that people don't easily exploit the Switch. Perhaps the Switch holds some similarities to the 3DS in terms of architecture, which would explain their anxiety.

    Switch exploit hype! (j/k) :D
     
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  10. zbw2000

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    Nintendo has never really seemed to care about their consoles as much at handhelds. The wii u hasn't gotten an update since January and the gave up on the wii in 2010. 2 years before the wii u was released.
     
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  11. KunoichiZ

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    D'aww... Look at Nintendo finally caring about this stuff. 5, almost 6 years later. How cute.
     
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  12. Raylight

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    Who wants to know?
    must mean the 3ds has enough life left to warrant it. truly honor among thieves when no one has ratted said sites and devs for personal gain.
     
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    why
    all of those anti-piracy users on here are gonna be all over that page...
     
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    Looks like their security research team is under budget...
     
  15. hacksn5s4

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    how do you know some random guy did not make this looks kinda fake to me all that money just for reporting an exploit that sounds to good to be true
     
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    Home Alone Somewhere.
    This somehow is hilarious to me XD!
     
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  17. Lacrimose

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    There's no way in hell that Nintendo would make a system that requires you to be on the latest firmware to use.
     
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  18. SaffronXL

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    Lol, so pathetic.
    Time to practice some fictional technical writing. Should be fun.
     
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  19. xtheman

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    I don't even think anti pirates will be their. They want to patch EVERYTHING. Exploits, save editing, piracy, ect.

    At least something in homebrew is important to them.
     
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  20. RyDog

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    Hackerone is a legit bug bounty website.