Old Nintendo games have recently been updated due to a discovery of security vulnerabilities.
The game company has been seen making some updates to its older titles recently. The team has found security holes that can be used to exploit the game by playing online. It could have gotten some sensitive information from accounts and could be stolen by the hackers.
It was discovered that the “ENLBufferPwn” exploit was found in older Nintendo games. This is rated as a 9.8/10 Critical on the Common Vulnerability Scoring System. According to website Nintendo World Report, this exploit could be used to access saved payment information and using the 3DS and Wii U GamePad’s built-in cameras and microphones to capture audio and video.
A vulnerability report has revealed the titles that got affected but warns that other first party titles could be involved:
- 3DS: Mario Kart 7
- Wii U: Splatoon, Mario Kart 8
- Switch: Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, ARMS, Splatoon 2 / 3, Super Mario Maker 2, Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Nintendo Switch Sports
Mario Kart 7 on 3DS gets its very first patch in over a decade just to fix the issue. Other titles on other Nintendo platforms have been updated too.