PSA: Brickers Abound

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

  1. Foxi4
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    The motive is lulz. They've been teasing this for a while on their YT channel from what I've seen so far. We haven't seen any instances of any unusual bricks happening yet, but we thought it prudent to warn users that some shenanigans are afoot.

    This about covers what we know on our end as well, but it's better to be safe than sorry.
     
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  2. Essasetic

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    Anyway, just use common sense. Backup your NAND and just don't download anything from untrusted people for now.
     
  3. BLsquared

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    Ah, gotcha. I was unaware of the Youtube stuff going on.
    Yeah, probably just some more jokers looking for a name. Thanks for the insight.
     
  4. Underguy573

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    I have asked for the leader of the Wii virus group thing to be banned from github so hopefully less people will know where (if) they release all of this stuff in 11 days to the public so there will be less bricks hopefully.

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    Also back up your storage devices you use for the wii because they have an sd card corrupter (maybe even usb corrupter)
     
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  5. nWo

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    How sad their lives must be.
     
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  6. morvoran

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    Why would a bricker even announce it with so many details of their plan if their goal is to brick as many Wiis as possible? Now people will be more cautious and check the Homebrew before using it. I'm guessing this will turn out to be a hoax, or maybe, this person is just a complete moron.
     
  7. Ryccardo

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    Sure, and it's not really news - the oldest software (for PCs) that I could find in 2 minutes is from 1987 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jerusalem_(computer_virus) :)
     
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  8. Unleanone999

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    Sounds like low level wannabe devs just wanting attention.
     
  9. Underguy573

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    If anyone has a project they are working on for the Wii they should release it BEFORE the 7th to not look suspicious.
     
  10. Upaluppa

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    The internet brings out the worst in people. What a bunch of douchebags...

    It might be a good idea to wait a while before installing anything from people you haven't heard of before.
    After a while the feedback will give you an idea whether it's safe to use or not.
     
  11. banjo2

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    What's the context of that? Was dhtdht020 involved or something?
     
  12. N7Kopper

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    This is why I always complained about how stupid it was that the Homebrew Channel always accepted remote payloads without user confirmation. But, of course, everyone's LAN setup is completely secure, IPv6 still doesn't exist, and nobody makes brickers.
     
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  15. SuperDan

    SuperDan Im Aware ... Im Unaware

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    Find Em Kill Em ..... ! The Assholes ...
     
  16. LiveLatios

    LiveLatios Profesionnal Scalie

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    why
    lol but why though
     
  17. huma_dawii

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    This is so messed up... and that people is breathing the same air I am.... DISGUSTING.
     
  18. BaamAlex

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    Why are they doing this i ask myself?:cry: The wii is innocent!:glare:
     
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  20. Taleweaver

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    Erm...not to be naive, but exactly how trustworthy is a source that announces a malware spread? I mean...making a document that'll be talked about for the lulz is much easier than making wii apps that trash the wii...for lulz.


    Erm...and also:
    - NoConnect24 - Fuck up all internet connectivity with your Wii!

    I'm...actually sort of interested in this (or rather: I would've been if my wii's weren't retired). I've only very occasionally connected them to the internet to test things, and seeing how long it's been it would actually be a GOOD thing right now. For me, obviously. :unsure:
     
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