Pirate group release Switch Master Key

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Underground piracy scene release group known as BigBlueBox (BBB) have just released a master key for the Nintendo Switch.

In their 60th Nintendo game cartridge dump - a process where the group rips all of the data from a retail Nintendo Switch cartridge and then uploads it to the internet, is an .nfo file, an information requirement when packaging illegal warez. It is in this file that BBB have revealed the first of 32 Nintendo Switch Master Keys, used for firmwares 1.0.0-2.3.0:


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Û²Û   Û                        Proudly Presents:                        Û   Û²Û
Û²Û   Û          Dragon Quest Heroes I II for Nintendo Switch           Û   Û²Û
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ÛÛÛ                          Release Information                            ÛÛÛ
ÛÛÛ                       ßßßßßßßßßßßßßßßßßßßßßßßß                          ÛÛÛ
ÛÛÛ      þ Date ............  þ  ......  þ   01/02/2018              þ      ÛÛÛ
Û²Û      þ Platform ........  þ  ......  þ   NSW                     þ      Û²Û
Û²Û      þ Region ..........  þ  ......  þ   JPN                     þ      Û²Û
Û²Û      þ Publisher........  þ  ......  þ   Square Enix             þ      Û²Û
Û²Û      þ Imagesize........  þ  ......  þ   32GB Cart               þ      Û²Û
ÛÛÛ      þ File Name .......  þ  ......  þ   bbb-h-babka.xci         þ      ÛÛÛ
ÛÛÛ      þ Game ID .........  þ  ......  þ   0100CD3000BDC000        þ      ÛÛÛ
ÛÛÛ      þ Game Revision ...  þ  ......  þ   1.0.0                   þ      ÛÛÛ
ÛÛÛ      þ .................  þ  ......  þ   ...................     þ      ÛÛÛ
ÛÛÛ      þ Languages .......  þ  ......  þ   Ja                      þ      ÛÛÛ
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ÛÛÛ   ÛÛ                        Release Notes:                         ÛÛ   ÛÛÛ
ÛÛÛ  ÛÛ                 Time for another Switch release                 ÛÛ  ÛÛÛ
ÛÛÛ ÛÛ                  So Nintendo Switch needs Heroes                  ÛÛ ÛÛÛ
Û²Û ÛÛ           its February 1st and this is our #60 release            ÛÛ Û²Û
Û²Û ÛÛ        so let us share something very special with you all        ÛÛ Û²Û
Û²Û ÛÛ                                                                   ÛÛ Û²Û
Û²Û ÛÛ            MasterKey0:XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX            ÛÛ Û²Û
ÛÛÛ ÛÛ                                                                   ÛÛ ÛÛÛ
ÛÛÛ ÛÛ         Thats right, the Master Key for Firms 1.0.0-2.3.0         ÛÛ ÛÛÛ
ÛÛÛ ÛÛ             maybe as time goes on more keys will come             ÛÛ ÛÛÛ
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Û²Û ÛÛ          Other Keys are required for the following firms          ÛÛ Û²Û
Û²Û ÛÛ                      MasterKey1: 3.0.0                            ÛÛ Û²Û
Û²Û ÛÛ                      MasterKey2: 3.0.1-3.0.2                      ÛÛ Û²Û
ÛÛÛ ÛÛ                      MasterKey3: 4.0.0-4.1.0                      ÛÛ ÛÛÛ
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ÛÛÛ   ÛÛ    that is all for now, Biggest Switch game so far though     ÛÛ   ÛÛÛ
Û²Û    ÛÛ                       Enjoy as Always                       ÛÛ    Û²Û
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Glad I have both systems, always stay on the lowest firmware you can regardless of a higher version being "safe".
 

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In the interest of misinformation not spreading everywhere:

There are three keys of interest, for a given firmware. The Master Key, the Device Key (console unique), and the Package1 Key.

The Package1 Key is used to decrypt TrustZone.

All console unique keydata is derived from the Device Key.

All non-console unique keydata is derived from the Master Key (and constants in TrustZone/sysmodules/NAND).

The "Stage 2 bootloader" key that leaked a while ago was the 1.0-2.3 Package1 key.

Knowledge of a master key doesn't allow you to do anything more in terms of gaining privilege on hardware, but it does allow you to derive all non-console unique keydata that the Switch can derive for that firmware.

In more basic terms: having a master key for a firmware lets you decrypt anything a switch on that firmware could decrypt, on your PC.
 
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