Question, If the Serial Number is exposed.

Discussion in '3DS - Nintendo Network' started by Skimac2016, Dec 5, 2016.

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If the Serial Number of the New Nintendo 3DS is exposed online, can it be Hacked by other people who

  1. YES

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  2. NO

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  3. It's not Possible

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  4. It's Possible

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  1. Skimac2016
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    Skimac2016 Member

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    If the Serial Number of the New Nintendo 3DS is exposed online, can it be Hacked by other people who are Hackers?
     
  2. Lilith Valentine

    Lilith Valentine GBATemp's Wolfdog™ ☠️Grunt☠️

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    They can't hack into your system with just the serial number. But I could change my serial number to the exposed one, dick around, get banned, and it would ban your 3DS instead (and maybe a throwaway NNID)
     
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  3. Skimac2016
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    Somone saying YES, is scaring me. I don't want my 3DS to be hacked because it worries me that my games will be deleted and... slow download= I'm blaming that on the WiFi Router Connection.
     
  4. Magical Sheep

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    Your games will be ok. There's no way for someone to hack into a 3DS without physically having it with them. The only thing that could actually happen to it is what Crystal the Glaceon said above.
    The system has a max speed of something like 1.5MB/s I think, so it's going to download slowly no matter what. I don't think you should be overly worried about it.
     
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    Lilith Valentine GBATemp's Wolfdog™ ☠️Grunt☠️

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    No one can hack directly into your system. 3DSs can't be hacked into like PC's.
     
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    If you have the 3DS connected to the Internet, it can be hacked. That's true for pretty much everything that can be connected to the Internet. Unless you're storing schematics for a time machine or something on there, and told everyone about that, then the fact that it someone *CAN* hack it doesn't really matter, because of the fact that nobody *WILL* hack it.