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Hackers have turned the Nintendo Switch into a functional Linux tablet
2018-02-19T22:39:35Z - Paul Miller / The Verge
That’s why modern consoles are so difficult to hack, because millions of dollars are on the line. And for those people, Linux on the Switch is a huge achievement. A couple of weeks ago, the fail0verflow hacking collective showed a still image on Twitter of a Nintendo Switch booting Linux. They’re one of a small handful of hacker teams who are teasing exploits of the Nvidia Tegra hardware inside the Switch. ;-) #switchnix — fail0verflow (@fail0verflow) February 17, 2018On Twitter, fail0verflow claims the bug they’re exploiting to sidestep the Switch’s security can’t be patched on currently released hardware, and doesn’t require a modchip.

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