In normal circumstances, a vulnerability like this would be patched by Nintendo, however the vulnerability is in the hardware itself. In order to fix this problem Nintendo would need to release a new Switch, which would have the bug in the processor fixed. This hack could potentially lead to game piracy on the Switch.
This hack was discovered by Fail0verflow, a group of console hackers. In February, Fail0verflow released a video of a Switch running Linux.
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