Nvidia Tegra X1 Coldboot Vulnerability Lets Anyone Hack a Nintendo Switch

Dubbed Fus??e Gel??e, the vulnerability was discovered by hardware hacker Kate Temkin in the Nvidia Tegra X1 chip that powers all current Nintendo Switch consoles, as well as numerous other devices. The flaw is described as an “unpatchable” method for running arbitrary code on the Nintendo Switch. While it isn’t perfect, the Fus??e Gel??e cold/bootrom vulnerability will apparently let anyone hack a Nintendo Switch console to run arbitrary code without even opening the device, by using a simple piece of wire to short out a specific pin on the right Joy-Con connector, as suggested by the fail0verflow team on Twitter.