Hacking Group Claims To Have Discovered Wii U Homebrew Exploit

The Wii U Hax HQ, yesterdayHack to the future

Every piece of gaming tech is potentially hackable, but so far the Wii U has proven to be a tough nut to crack. There have been attempts of course, but according to Nintendo these have come to nothing.It would now appear that the situation has dramatically changed. A hacking group known as “Wii U Hax” has revealed that it has found an exploit to access the Wii U hardware — through the Wii mode, at least — and is proudly claiming that this is beginning of the Wii U homebrew scene.

It’s not known if the hack grants full access to the hardware, but Wii U Hax believes that the exploit can’t be patched by Nintendo without releasing a new hardware model of the console.

System integrity has always been a key aim for Nintendo — especially after the piracy-packed days of the DS and Wii — and the company has clearly made things harder with the 3DS and Wii U. System updates can be effectively employed to block any potential weaknesses, but if what this group of hackers is saying is correct, this is one hole that may be impossible to plug.

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Posted on February 24, 2014, in Home, Wii. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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