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Monday December 26th, 2022 day edition

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Several of the first-party games from Nintendo on 3DS, Wii U, and Switch are vulnerable to an exploit that allows remote code execution.

This was one of the reasons Nintendo decided to release a patch for Mario Kart 7 recently despite it being a decade-old game that launched for the Nintendo 3DS.

This exploit allows any hacker to execute a remote code on the target system i.e 3DS, Wii U, or Switch.

All they need to do is to start an online match with the target machine.

Here is ENLBufferPwn (CVE ID pending), a severe vulnerability in many first party 3DS, Wii U and Switch games.

It allows remote code execution in a victim console by just having an online game session with an attacker.

Here is a list of the games that have been discovered to be vulnerable to this exploit. »

Abbott Blasted for 'Cruel Stunt' as Migrants Bussed to Kamala Harris' Home on Christmas Eve

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For the second time since September, Central and South American migrants were bussed from Texas to the vice president's residence at the U.S.

According to reports, some of the asylum-seekers were wearing only t-shirts and shorts as the mercury dropped to 18°F (-8°C) on Saturday.

While it is not known who ordered the migrants bussed to the capital, advocates pointed fingers at Abbott. »

3 power substations vandalized in Washington state, over 14K lost power

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Three power substation facilities were vandalized in Pierce County, Washington, on Christmas morning, knocking out power to more than 14,000 customers, authorities said.

Tacoma Public Utilities said about 2,000 of its customers were initially without power and crews are working on restoration, later updating that all but approximately 900 customers had power restored.

Earlier this month, two electrical substations were shot up in North Carolina, causing tens of thousands of customers to lose power and prompting local officials to declare a state of emergency. »

Movie fans can sue over misleading trailer, says US judge

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Movie fans disappointed that their favorite actor was cut from a film after appearing in the trailer can sue the studio for false advertising, a US judge has ruled.

A class action suit filed earlier this year alleges fans had been led to expect the Cuban "No Time To Die" star would feature prominently.

"At its core, a trailer is an advertisement designed to sell a movie by providing consumers with a preview of the movie," the judge wrote. »

Endangered Manning River turtle hatchlings spotted in NSW after four years of surveying

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Endangered Manning River turtle hatchlings have been spotted in the wild for the first time since surveying for the freshwater species began in 2019.

Mr Gollan, a HLLS senior land services officer, said a team of ecologists recorded the first sighting of Manning River turtle hatchlings in recent weeks.

Efforts were also underway to have the Manning River turtle listed as endangered federally, as well as its current NSW endangered listing. »