The new 10.5 update reminds me of DirectTV

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  1. HiddenRambler
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    These seemingly innocuous 3DS updates that are happening recently reminds me of the stunt DirectTV pulled against TV pirates. Much like DirectTV did these updates seem to be leaving known vulnerabilities seemingly intact.

    From http://hardware.slashdot.org/story/01/01/25/1343218/directvs-secret-war-on-hackers

     


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    Oh god that is fantastic.

    Now if Nintendo was doing this, well, I wouldn't be surprised really.
     
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    Indeed. RIP homebrew lol.
     
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    Except we can use CFW to Simply patch it out at Runtime =P
     
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    Thats why I am not updating my emuNAND cause I think Nintendo is trying to do something suspicious...
    Thanks for the article
     
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    That was rather fascinating. However, with a hardmod and a 9.2 NAND backup I don't know what Nintendo could do short of building in secret code which either modified something elsewhere in hardware (i.e. if there's a secret FW elsewhere [doubtful]), or physically destroy the console if emuNAND is detected on the SD card.
     
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    That was... beautiful. Lol
     
  9. Shubshub

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    Perhaps write a function that lets them Force Format the SD Card to a Write-Once only format then lock it? =P
     
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    I don't know if this is even possible. probably not.
     
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    Very interesting. I wonder how many former directTV hackers they turned and payed to pull off that amazing feat.
     
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    It'd be interesting to say the least, Although it'd more than likely require a Hardware Revision to even start thinking about such a thing
     
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    there doesn't exist a filesystem that is resistant to formats and is write-only...?
     
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    CD-R?

    Or they could develop a proprietary Nintendo Only format and be cunts about it that way and make them Able to Lock them Permanantly
     
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    "CD-R" is not a filesystem, also CDs function differently to SD cards and other storage media I thought. I've never heard of a case of a hard drive/etc. being permanently locked and un-formatable unless it's broken
     
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    I suppose... I feel they'll go the cuntish route... Considering they already have Region Locking hell why not just make a Proprietary Nintendo Card that can detect if there is any modified code running on it And is updateable by the System Firmware
     
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    That isn't a filesystem, but a physical limitation of the format. Memory cards don't work like that (and even if they did, it wouldn't stop people with CFW, they would just reformat emuNAND with another card)

    Honestly, Nintendo would probably be the last people to pull a stunt like this. They aren't even actively banning pirates even though they could have done so many times over, and they've never been known for actively banning people. They could start now, but it seems unlikely.
     
  18. Naridar

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    I wonder how long would it take after a d*ckish move like that for an eShopBankcardGate to break out.
     
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    Now that's interesting, I wonder if Nintendo could be doing the same...
     
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    A format-resistant filesytem is not possible. A low level zero fill on the disk would erase the filesytem and allow reformatting. CD-Rs are write-once and non-erasable because of how they work physically (data literally being burned onto the medium so cannot be removed or changed).

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    Hard drives can have their firmware locked and this can be difficult to remedy. But flash media don't have fw afaik.