Just hours after the US launch of Nintendo’s latest game console, the Wii U, a video game fan claims that he accidentally “hacked” into the console’s online component – the Miiverse.
A Wii U user called “Trike” posted on NeoGAF that he had stumbled across a secret debug menu in the Miiverse that gave him access to a Japanese language list of administrators, with seemingly the ability to regenerate passwords and delete the access rights of admins.
“At first it asked me to sign in, because my login information didn’t match. Then I pressed a button and it sent me to a list of admins anyway. They had buttons in the same row as the names, and I could “regenerate password” or “Delete Admin” or something along those lines. I didn’t do it it because I didn’t want to risk getting my god damn Wii U banned on day 1.”
“What should I do with this…
Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.
Found this article interesting? Follow Graham Cluley on Twitter to read more of the exclusive content we post.