The “unpatchable” exploit that makes every current Nintendo Switch hackable

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The "proof of concept" payload for today's exploit shows crucial protected information from the now-exposed Nintendo Switch bootROM.

A newly published "exploit chain" for Nvidia Tegra X1-based systems seems to describe an apparently unpatchable method for running arbitrary code on all currently available Nintendo Switch consoles. Hardware hacker … Continue Reading ››

Working Again!

So, my last post was awhile ago, discussing how I intended to start my own MMO-style demo in order to prove my programming capabilities. Ironically, the reason for the delay in posting since then has been - I got a job! Even more ironically, it's with a MMO mobile company - exactly the kind of product I discussed developing in my last post. One Thumb Mobile … Continue Reading ››

Back in the Programming Chair Again

An issue I've recently encountered with trying to move back into programming is the reluctance of companies to employ someone who hasn't been commercially developing for a while. Due to my lecturing, I've not been employed as a programmer for 5 years. A common theme I'm hearing in interview feedback is that companies need some reassurance as to my development capabilities. I can understand the … Continue Reading ››

Why I left Facebook

I've never been comfortable will sharing details about myself online - as someone who grew up pre-Internet, I'm probably considered old-fashioned these days to be concerned about privacy issues. The lack of public response to the Snowden revelations in the UK suggest few people are really concerned about it. My issue with the social media sites (and it's not limited to Facebook), is the lack of … Continue Reading ››