Exploit in Wii Internet Channel to enable homebrew applications?

Posted on Wednesday, Jul 18 2007 @ 19:14 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Hackers announced they've found an exploit in the Nintendo Wii Internet Channel. This loophole lies at the heart of the Flash Player which is integrated into the Wii web browser and could allow users to run homebrew applications on their Wii:
This could, among other things, lead to the creation of game emulators on the console - a disaster for the Virtual Console, which charges gamers to play games from Nintendo's huge retro library.

Nintendo was unavailable for comment at the time of writing, but we expect Nintendo to take hasty action to prevent the hackers achieving their sneaky goals. Of course, you'll invalidate your warranty if you hack your Wii, so you probably shouldn't.
Source: CVG.


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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.



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