RIP CDNSP/FreeShop as Nintendo steps up security

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    In Switch Hax Weekly 2 we noted that firmware and game updates had moved from the atum to the dauth servers, meaning that your console needs to be authenticated to download them. This meant that banned users would have to get updates from elsewhere than their own console.

    Now it seems Nintendo has stepped up their security even further, verifying that your console actually owns the games before they can be downloaded. Certs that attempt to request game downloads that belong to consoles that don't own them will be banned immediately. This seems to only affect PC downloads for now, with private certs on FreeShop still working for the moment.

    Discussion thread here.

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    6.0 seems to have introduced security similar to the 3DS: the servers know when a certificate is on the latest firmware and will immediately ban if it is found to be requesting anything other than system updates. The mechanism is unknown.

    The certs that were banned instantly were not on 6.0.
     
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  1. wurstpistole

    wurstpistole GBAtemp Psycho!

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    Phew. Rip Cdsnp, back to that black umbrella site
     
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  3. Wurstmann

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    Took them long enough. You'd think this would be an easy fix. Now let's see if they are smart enough to include console IDs in the downloads of eshop games so they can backtrack pirated copies on the internet and go after the people that bought them and then published them. Looks like piracy might in the future only be a problem for cart releases.
     
  4. anhminh

    anhminh Pirate since 2010

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    Now what? Are we back to the "rip rom from cart" era again?
     
  5. marazzmatika

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    "that switch iso site"
     
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    I thought it was against site rules to fully post the name of that dark site? Lol just like how we can't fully name that iso site ect.
     
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    Don’t you know that mods do what they want on here
     
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  8. Quantumcat
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    Oops, thank you!
     
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  9. Captain_Smek

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    You forgot to mention that GaryDiaz was already working hard on emulating the certs.
     

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    Aren't certs signed? How does that work?
     
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  11. wurstpistole

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    who?
     
  12. Clydefrosch

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    i see, this is probably going to be a nightmare for getting updates, isn't it? or can those be dumped from a legit owner yet?
     
  13. Captain_Smek

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    It was a running gag on discord >.<
     
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    Works just fine on pc
     
  15. wurstpistole

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    Please, stop spreading bullshit - this will only lead to people requesting working files.
    It does not work. I just tried.
     
  16. froggestspirit

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    this affect 3ds? downloading updates will ban you?
     
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    How you download updates for 3DS? Is there any certificate capable NUS Downloader?
     
  18. wurstpistole

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    CDN downloading/freeshop has been dead for 3DS for months now.
     
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