What Security Measures do you think the Switch Will Have?

Discussion in 'Switch - Games & Content' started by RyDog, Oct 28, 2016.

  1. RyDog
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    RyDog Lazy Animal Crossing hacker

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    I know lots of us here want to break open the Switch, but let's put us in Nintendo's perspective. What would you do to secure the Switch from being hacked to accommodate all the security flaws the 3DS and Wii U had?
    For me, I think they'll use a more secure browser that'll either auto update or block you from using it without updating or having a connection to the update server.
    Another thought would be to have a integrity check on saves, where the console would save a 'last time saved' and check it with the save that is stored in the SD card or the game cart, and if it's invalid, then it's corrupted.
     
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  2. Enigma Hall

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    Donkey Kong Gorilla Glass.
     
  3. Timthegangsta

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    it will just have a post-it note on it with "please dont hack me" in comic sans
     
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    Just remove the entire OS. Only have a super encrypted cart reader.
     
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    No menus, no cubic ninjas, no browsers, no OOT3ds, no freakyforms deluxes, no paper mario sticker sucks, no ORASs, no haxes, no games, no cartridge slot, no sd slot, no usb slot, no buttons, no hardware, and just a empty box that says switch.
     
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    I find a good information somewhere in the Google. Here: It doesn’t matter what security measures are put in place; you can make it more difficult, but you cannot make it impossible: the hackers will find a way in. That’s not fatalism, that’s the simple truth.

    That's very true.
     
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    When you attempt to install hacks, a first will emerge from the screen and punch you in the face.
     
  8. nmkd

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    Example: Denuvo
     
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    Absolutely no user accessible storage.
    From a functionality/usability standpoint this would be really bad.
    Strictly thinking security, no user access, no soft way in, would have to get to soldering.
    In the old days all consoles/handhelds were like this, Rom Carts were good back then as they couldn't easily push updates.
     
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    It won't be like that, we have progressed too far for that to ever be viable.
     
  11. AlexanderLS

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    Agreed.
    I was simply stating the only way I think would actually prevent home brew.
    It would also really hurt sales.
    Whether companies like it or not, many people want/need root/jailbreak/homebrew.
    I wouldn't have bought my n3ds last month if I wasn't sure I could homebrew it.
     
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    If Nintendo wanted even better sales they wouldn't put too much protection on it at all, or have some that would be lifted after a certain period.
     
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    I thought the wii u had a brilliant anti-piracy strategy for the first few years.

    Don't release any worthwhile games that people will want to pirate.
     
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    Let's hope the Switch is not good at this security strategy :)
     
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    Well, it's definitely going to resrict any downgrades. I'm thinking only Dev units can downgrade now.
     
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    Idk, a Black Hole maybe?
    Just open it and say:

    "Im in..."
     
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    Since when were non-dev units able to legally downgrade?
     
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    If Nintendo was smart, they'd not have any USB or SD slots... And learn from the Wii Mini. (Still not hacked)
     
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  20. Xanthe

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    Think of it like this: Nintendo thinks they get better with security with every console (LOL)
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    Gamecube: Modchip
    DSi: Did they even try? Like seriously
    Wii: Easiest fucking hack you've ever done
    Wii U: A bit harder, but still easily done
    3DS: It gets harder every time, but we still manage to do it, don't we?
    Switch: To be Continued
     
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