PSA: Brickers Abound

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

  1. lisreal2401

    lisreal2401 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Only source anything from there outside of what already exists

    That's basically all you'd have to do in terms of mitigating something like this. There's probably like 6 teenagers that are bored enough to waste time attempting anything significant with this, the public release would amount to Discord trolls, again, with literally nothing else to do.

    If you're trying to mass brick a bunch of consoles, try making it for something that's in active development and not a $20 box that any person with half a brain has been able to mod for the entire decade. You'd at least have some credibility as a fuckstick, not just a fuckstick.

    EDIT: You're only keeping this private for 1 week? Come on guys, gotta be more confident than that :D
     
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  2. Foxi4
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    Foxi4 On the hunt...

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    As I said, these people have released malware before, so we have to treat any threat they make seriously, particularly when they're aimed against our community specifically. It doesn't hurt to be safe - verifying before installing should be normal practice anyway. We don't want to spread any form of panic, but you can't be too careful, can you?
     
  3. alexander1970

    alexander1970 GBAtemp allows me to be here

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    It is not only the bricking Thing....

    FEAR is the weapon put on by these people.

    To achieve:

    All are unsure,nobody does not longer have the confidence in Modding their Wii´s...
    This kind of...:(
     
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  4. DinohScene

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    Edgy kids.
    Parents should've slapped more sense into them, their parents should've slapped more sense into their parents.
     
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  5. Jiehfeng

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    That's hilarious, have they not heard of audiophile for example? The phile part means love. The phile in pedophile is also love/attraction, pedo is child, child-love. :rofl2:
     
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  6. lisreal2401

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    It's weird.

    That DS bricker was literally nuked off the Internet for years, but resurfaced once bricking stuff = fun...

    god dammit
     
  7. Foxi4
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    I don't necessarily condone completely nuking these things because there's often a lot to be learned from them, they should simply be kept in containment by responsible parties. In the case of closely-knit communities like the Homebrew community stuff like this gets universally snuffed out pretty quickly. That's admirable, to be sure - people look out for each other.
     
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  8. Elemi

    Elemi Cute and wholesome~

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    Ok, so now the Wii homebrew scene is akin to going to illegal raves and dropping random pills a stranger is selling, could be ecstacy, or could be the last pill you ever take.

    Cool, might as well call it all gurnbrew.
     
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  9. Gimzie

    Gimzie professional moron

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    gonna have to put up some wii memorials for this one

    really though, as serious as these malware shenanigans are, the way this post is written sounds like a textbook villain of a movie/video game, it's almost hilarious.
     
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  10. Nimrod-002

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    oh no, next they will be coming after my gameboys
     
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  11. Foxi4
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    Their approach certainly sounds like a plot by Dick Dastardly. It's almost cartoonish, I don't understand why their group would "hype things up" like this besides the obvious intention of spreading terror. Now, we're not particularly terrified - we trust our users will heed the warning and won't install any odd binaries they got from a guy in a trench coat behind the dumpsters.
     
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  12. DinohScene

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    You're underestimating the userbase...

    In all honesty, the users with some know how will stay away from it, it's the noobies that will come flooding in.
     
  13. KleinesSinchen

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    Okay, I’m not a developer. Nevertheless: Bricking a Wii to a point where only restoring a NAND backup with something like an Infectus/NAND programmer can help seems plausible to me. I hate something like that.

    Posting this warning on the front page is a good thing
    . But it’s also giving those idiots their five minutes of fame.

    If any of those malware authors reads this: I feel bad for you! If you feel the necessity of spreading FUD and/or malware you must have a miserable live.
     
  14. Jiehfeng

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    On the bright side, most of us are not so quick to getting homebrew as soon as they release. If there's something up with one, there will be comments, which is why you always check the comments first if there is any. It sounds wrong, but there will most likely be someone who takes the fall first. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
     
  15. Foxi4
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    I specifically don't use any names in the post, the Google bot also ignores text in quotation tags, so I'm giving them zero publicity, since I know that's precisely what they desire. They're not getting it from us, their SEO will gain nothing from our little PSA, it's aimed to warn our users only. :)
     
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  16. Dartz150

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    I have a weird feeling that they used the Wii references as disguise, so be careful with any new homebrew (whatever the platform) that surfaces after the 7th, I bet my pocket's money that it will be aimed to the switch scene.
     
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  17. Gimzie

    Gimzie professional moron

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    wii terrorism is something fierce, ey?
     
  18. eriol33

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    I cannot believe what I am reading. the darkside of homebrew?
     
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  19. KleinesSinchen

    KleinesSinchen The Backup Reminder

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    That's very good! Thank you for the explanation.
     
  20. Kyouken

    Kyouken Repairer of the Breach

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    It's almost like a catch-22. You want to let people know so they avoid it and deal wisely, but if you do, you also have the unwanted effect of publicizing them.
    EDIT: frickin' ninjas man

    I would argue and say that it's good for the newer users at the least.
     
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