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WARNING: 'Wii bricker 9000' malware floating around.

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It's been brought to our attention an asshole skid has made a Wii bricking homebrew app. Apparently running in the Dolphin Emulator can also infect the host system on certain versions.

Not much more information is known, but for the next few weeks be cautious on any homebrew for Wii you download.

If I obtain any new information/examples of this in action I'll be updating this thread.

Keep safe!

EDIT: @GerbilSoft posted this on the Prototopia Discord.
GerbilSoftToday at 9:19 PM
wii bricker 9000 won't do anything significant in dolphin
but the guy who was pushing it is promising other malware that can, supposedly
(it just overwrites one of the files in 1-2 aka system menu, which can either be ignored by booting a game directly, or fixed by reinstalling the system menu)
 
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That is if the Dolphin-escape version even comes out, this project has more delays than a delayed thing
 

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That is if the Dolphin-escape version even comes out, this project has more delays than a delayed thing

I would comment to this with my thoughts but I'll refrain. ?
 

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That is if the Dolphin-escape version even comes out, this project has more delays than a delayed thing
What's that? The name renders it very hard to Google for it.
 

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What's that? The name renders it very hard to Google for it.

From what was mentioned on Discord it seems they found a way to trick Dolphin into allowing system access, which in turn would allow the homebrew/malware to infect your computer.

To me it sounds more like a bug being abused in Dolphin itself, but until the crap is released we can't research it to prevent it.
 

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From what was mentioned on Discord it seems they found a way to trick Dolphin into allowing system access, which in turn would allow the homebrew/malware to infect your computer.

To me it sounds more like a bug being abused in Dolphin itself, but until the crap is released we can't research it to prevent it.
Yeah, sounds like a dolphin security flaw.
 

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So the malware that's floating around bricks Wiis and the author has an unreleased version that is claimed to escape Dolphin?

I smell bullshit. Sounds like some emu scene script kiddie bullshit. If he wanted to cause trouble why would he announce it beforehand?
 

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Thanks for the heads up. I download a lot of homebrew for wii
 

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Might be worth loading dolphin in a virtual machine to "poke and prod" at this malware
 

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where i can download it lol
 

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