Nintendo DSi gets a browser exploit, almost 15 years after its release
Developer Nathan Farlow has released Stylehax, an exploit for the Nintendo DSi. In a video showcasing the vulnerability, the hacker is seen running the exploit on a DSi, and launching Twilight Menu++, a homebrew launcher and general purpose menu for hacked Nintendo DS.
The DSi launched in 2008, almost 15 years ago, so it’s pretty impressive to see a new exploit being developed for the old console. (Although not entirely unheard of. An exploit for the DSi camera – memory pit – was released 4 years ago)
What is Stylehax for Nintendo DSi
Stylehax is a browser exploit for the Nintendo DSi’s integrated browser. It doesn’t require additional hardware to trigger, other than an SD card with the boot.nds file (e.g. from Twilight Menu ++).
The exploit leverages some vulnerability in the DSi’s browser CSS library, but we’re waiting for a writeup from Nathan for more details on the hack.
Use/Download Stylehax for Nintendo DSi
- You can get Twilight Menu++ from the project’s github here
- Once Twilight menu is installed on your SD Card, all you need to do is to go to http://stylehax.net with the DSi’s browser
- The exploit is open source and can be downloaded here if you’d rather host it yourself
Source: Nathan on Twitter