An exploit for the Nintendo Switch was announced earlier this year by a group of hackers at the 34C3 hacking conference in Germany. Nintendo did not budge nor comment on the issue despite the fact that the exploit was already nearing completion. Weeks later, evidence of the exploit going live began popping-up featuring Nintendo Switch running emulators for retro-consoles, still, Nintendo remained silent on the issue. In May of this year, access to Online Services was suddenly restricted for hacked consoles.
But this is just the tip of the iceberg as Nintendo may have been working on a fix for the issue from the very beginning. A recent post in a popular forum site explained that Nintendo Switch units with updated/patched hardware may have been shipped many months ago concealed under the 4.0.1 software and that update 5.x will permanently fix the flaw for good. This means that future Switch consoles will be hackproof including the ones bought earlier this year once updated to the latest software. Stay tuned for more gaming news and updates.