PSA: Never share your cert with ANYONE! You risk a ban if you do.

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  1. Essasetic
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    Essasetic Your local TX Fanboy

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    (quick thanks to @linuxares for the screenshot that I am going to use).

    /hbg/ are now asking for people's certs.
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    Now, you should NEVER SHARE YOUR CERT. There is a very high risk that your console will get banned because of it. Because, what most likely will happen is /hbg/ will abuse the certificate and Nintendo will ban it.

    Avoid programs that dump your cert/prodinfo.bin (Incognito for example). To stay safe. Remember, they can do what they want with the cert you gave them. I'm not saying that their intentions are malicious. But just do this at your own risk!
     
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  2. peteruk

    peteruk GBAtemp Addict

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    I got caught out very early on in scene developments, not by this but by someone who offered an automated way of extracting your console's cert from your prodinfo.bin via a bot on his Discord server. Within a short period my console was banned.

    I mentioned it on here but the general consensus was it's your own fault and you knew the risks :rofl2: I can laugh about it now because at least I no longer have to worry about being banned.
     
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    Zumoly GBATemp Analyst

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    Even a banned cert?:D
    Seriously though I don't think many will heed the warning.:lol:
     
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    Technicmaster0 GBAtemp Psycho!

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    They probably assume that you know what you're doing if you share the cert.
     
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  5. hippy dave

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    They could at least have a warning about what's involved, but I guess they figure they'll get more donations from innocent chumps who don't know what they're getting themselves into.
     
  6. OrGoN3

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    I'm assuming they will use them for grabbing game updates for games they didn't originally dump/purchase.
     
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    Essasetic Your local TX Fanboy

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    ^^^

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    They'll probably use it until it's burnt and move on to another one. Then repeat until nobody gives them anymore certs or their server dies.
     
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  8. mike087

    mike087 GBAtemp Regular

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    ...never share your passwords XD
     
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  9. Adran_Marit

    Adran_Marit Walküre's Hacker

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    huh.... pretty damn sure the not team didn't have this issue.... oh well I called it when it was announced *shrug*
     
  10. Essasetic
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    Essasetic Your local TX Fanboy

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    No piracy severs (not even WarezNX) asked for people's certs. I guess /hbg/ is different though.
     
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  11. Sumandora

    Sumandora Im using Parental Controls. Change my Mind!

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    guess they use it for CDN and i guess they are your banned Console can still download from CDN as long as you have a CDN UNBANNED cert and i guess they want exactly this unbanned one
     
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    Adran_Marit Walküre's Hacker

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    Yep, Guess they really don't know how to do it safely... wonder how long it will be till nintendo gets to them
     
  13. KirovAir

    KirovAir Dutch Alcoholic Programmer

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    People on these channels know that their certs are going to be nuked. It's literally a piracy Discord and it's stated pretty clear these certs are being used to scrape updates/dlc. You get a certain status in return which I guess gives access to unlimited downloads/bandwidth or something. Seems like a reasonable deal if you don't care about your switch being banned.
    Did you even read the terms on the Discord or is this just another fear mongering thread?

    Edit: Also, before raging in with pitchforks I am not affiliated with /hbg/ or anything.
     
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  14. guitarheroknight

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    I do like the drama between hbg an wareznx though.
     
  15. KirovAir

    KirovAir Dutch Alcoholic Programmer

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    There is no safe way to get new updates without certs. Everyone can grab downloads from a gdrive or torrent. But where do you think the content comes from?
     
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  16. Essasetic
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    Essasetic Your local TX Fanboy

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    Yeah, no. Some people don't know the consequences of giving a cert to someone else. They'll do it and think nothing of it. Then a week later wonder why their console is banned.
     
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  17. Adran_Marit

    Adran_Marit Walküre's Hacker

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    You see, the not team weren't burning certs left and right
     
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    KirovAir Dutch Alcoholic Programmer

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    Play stupid games, win stupid prices. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
     
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  19. xenon

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    I think this is being misinterpreted. They are talking about a donation, not about sharing. If this was considered a safe, harmless procedure everyone would "donate" and get the perks. This is for those who know what they are doing and willing to donate (think CD) - not share (think MP3) their cert.
     
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  20. Essasetic
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    Essasetic Your local TX Fanboy

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    I mean fair enough. But not everyone will know what they're doing and donate anyway. This is a warning for those people. Also, I've never seen a piracy server asking for people's certs. So this seems a bit malicious.
     
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