PSA: Brickers Abound

Discussion in 'GBAtemp & Scene News' started by Foxi4, Sep 2, 2019.

  1. Lorderpy

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    About time!
    All he had there is poor random forks and crappy modifications to the source of other software. The URL he included in his modified "RiiConnect24 Patcher" was removed from the host by request, although he was not aware.
    We have copies of all of their "bricking" crap- it's good that it's no longer out there in the public, in GitHub.
    The script kiddie also had private information about another user in the wii scene, including a full body photo of them- in a repository dedicated to sharing it.
    Additionaly, after violating all of these rules- they abused the edit feature in GitHub to make a pull request- a joke.
    (They also created several "nudes" repositories but eneded up deleting them shortly after)
     
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  2. Silent_Gunner

    Silent_Gunner Mad Dog of Rambling and Insanity

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    Persona 4 Golden? That's it!? Console gaming on the go done first!!?? As if the latter ever mattered in something being done better, let alone right!



    I have a recommendation: keep your opinions to yourself. Then you won't get destroyed by people older and more experienced than you!
     
  3. MrCokeacola

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    Will the bricking ever stop?
     
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  4. Lunar_Magika

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    Well, as if it was a pain in the ass to unbrick my 3DS already (installed Luma CFW w/ A9LH like an idiot) now I have to be cautious of hardbrickng retards, nice.

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    So Console brickers ain't gettin' no pussy? (or dick, who am I to judge) LOL
     
  5. Foxi4
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    Foxi4 On the hunt...

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    I'm glad to hear there's a backup. I did see the code for some of these apps during my little investigation and he didn't even remove comments with credits for the original creators, hence some initial confusion regarding innocents being involved in this nonsense. It was very, very sloppy indeed - typical copy-paste job with no flair or flourish to it.
     
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  6. DANOMINATOR

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    Nintendo ninjas are getting to the site! There's no way that Tempers would be this terrible!

    ...right? :angry:
     
  7. jamezfat

    jamezfat GBAtemp Regular

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    ahh takes me back to when DS brickers were a common threat lol
     
  8. Larsenv

    Larsenv Dr. Wii, Ph.D

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    I wonder why the guy decided to target a "classic" console instead of something like the Switch... The Wii though? Pfft
     
  9. Stealphie

    Stealphie GBAtemp Regular

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    The NES can run homebrew too
     
  10. ElTacoDestroyer

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    That's cool. I'm definitely going on a YT worm hole dive.
     
  11. Stealphie

    Stealphie GBAtemp Regular

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    There is a homebrew app that simulates a Windows 98 on the NES, ive used it one time and it was pretty cool.
    There isnt much of homebrew apps for the NES (more so bootlegs), which is understandable and sad at the same time.
     
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  12. Raindropz

    Raindropz Newbie

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    Whoever bricks Wiis is dumb and stupid.
     
  13. PikachuR77

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    What happened to all the information on the front page?
     
  14. Foxi4
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    Foxi4 On the hunt...

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    The information originally quoted from the source has been redacted to prevent it from spreading and giving the guy publicity, the message remains the same though - exercise care and don't install binaries from unsavoury sources.
     
  15. MeAndHax

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    Hidden Nintendo agents uploading those stuff
     
  16. mironicurse

    mironicurse GBAtemp Regular

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    Wii antivirus when?
     
  17. Alex4nder001

    Alex4nder001 Part-time thug

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    I think all homebrew loaders/package installers should have a built-in anti-malware feature. One that checks if the homebrew writes important parts of the NAND, which could leave you with a bricked console, and warns the user before installing, like Vitashell when you install a .vpk file only more advanced. And maybe check the hashes against a database of known brickers.
    E0427F3A-920E-4222-9B2B-B4FEF509F8A5.
    What we could do in the meantime is create a separate installation of dolphin, just for testing homebrew, and if nothing happens make a NAND backup before installing/using the homebrew/WAD.
     
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  18. gaberilde

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    you would also need to rename sd.raw as some of the bricker has a "anti dolphin check" all it does is check if that file is on the nand renaming it bypasses the check on dolphin so if you cant get it to work on there thats why
     
  19. Alex4nder001

    Alex4nder001 Part-time thug

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    Does that mean we can protect our Wiis by simply placing a file called “sd.raw” on the actual NAND?
     
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  20. gaberilde

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    if that bricker has that cheap anti dolphin code then yeah, you can trick a real wii into a dolphin wii lol it wont work with all brickers only wii bricker 9000/pong so far works
     
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