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Switch’s Latest Firmware Update Contains A Javascript Exploit, But Don’t Worry Too Much

Just be wary of screenshot sharing…

While Nintendo’s Switch firmware updates are usually all about adding stability and getting rid of bugs, sometimes they inadvertently introduce problems of their own.

As discovered by Conor on his Pwnistry blog, Version 12.0 showcases an exploit that allows you to run your own Javascript code on any device that connects to a Switch using the new ‘Screenshot Transfer’ utility (this is referred to as ‘XSS’, which stands for Cross-Site Scripting). He has also confirmed to us that, as of Version 12.0.1, the exploit still exists (it is possible it existed prior to 12.0, as the screenshot transfer tool the exploit uses was present in Version 11.0).

Read the full article on nintendolife.com

Just be wary of screenshot sharing…

While Nintendo’s Switch firmware updates are usually all about adding stability and getting rid of bugs, sometimes they inadvertently introduce problems of their own.

As discovered by Conor on his Pwnistry blog, Version 12.0 showcases an exploit that allows you to run your own Javascript code on any device that connects to a Switch using the new ‘Screenshot Transfer’ utility (this is referred to as ‘XSS’, which stands for Cross-Site Scripting). He has also confirmed to us that, as of Version 12.0.1, the exploit still exists (it is possible it existed prior to 12.0, as the screenshot transfer tool the exploit uses was present in Version 11.0).

Read the full article on nintendolife.com

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