Older Nintendo games have recently been updated due to the discovery of security vulnerabilities.
The game company has recently been seen making some updates to its older titles. The team found security holes that could be used to exploit the game by playing online. It could capture some sensitive information from accounts and be stolen by hackers.
It turns out that the “ENLBufferPwn” exploit was found in older Nintendo games. It has a critical rating of 9.8/10 on the Common Vulnerability Scoring System. According to the website Nintendo World Reportthe exploit can be used to access stored payment information and use the 3DS and Wii U GamePad’s built-in cameras and microphones to capture audio and video.
Oh Risk report has revealed the titles that are affected but warns that other first-party titles may include:
- 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 first patch in over a decade to address this issue. Other titles on other Nintendo platforms have also been updated.