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Hackers turned the Nintendo Switch into a tablet on Linux

Hacker group fail0verflow published a video from Linux, running on the Nintendo Switch. The system supports touch control and through the device at least you can go to the Internet.

A demonstration video shows a working browser, but you must use the on-screen keyboard to enter text.


Hacking the console took a few weeks for hackers: the first image with the Linux bootloader appeared on their Twitter on February 6, 2018.

Edition TheVerge noted that fail0verflow is a small group of hackers who have announced vulnerabilities in Nvidia Tegra processors (they are installed in the Switch). They said that to compromise security Switch used a method that can not be closed by a software patch for already released devices and that you do not need to modify the chip. Hackers did not specify how to repeat it on their own.

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