Basically: A virus has been found that will infec DS Hardware
The following was an excert from Nintendo ***** (EMU site)
Brakken posted this:
DarkFader, the person who cracked the Nintendo DS, was behind the creation of the NeoFlash, the MAN who ran the Nintendo DS ROM release group GST (Golden Sun Team) has released a small program that will erase your Nintendo DS firmware, GBAMP firmware and/or your SuperCard Firmware and the release appears to be supported and endorsed by the DSDEV (#dsdev on EFNET IRC) community of dev's (who most recieve free NeoFlash devkits). This Bricker does not destroy NeoFlash carts? Could there possibly be any correlation?
The code used in the original bricking application has been ripped and now is being added to other homebrew and roms so if you run one without checking it first you'll end up with a dead Nintendo DS, GBAMP and/or SuperCard. This is a very counter-productive move on the Nintendo DS's Development Community as their code to disrupt piracy (which they helped create) is now being used in their own programs! Currently there is no way to test for this bricking code!
Just image going to run NESDS and having your Nintendo DS die! Luckily, if you use the FlashMe Firmware replacement for the Nintendo DS you can recover from this deadly attack by booting up the system any holding "A+B+START+SELECT" then loading the Firmware from a flashcart other then your SuperCard (as it's most likely been destroyed).
Some Conversation off IRC that was posted:
what's all this about a trojan?
DS program that erases some things
hmmm... payback for something?
firmware of supercard, media player, DS
for fun of course
heh, I see
it also erases the xg/neoflash card and CF inside movie player
I still need to add support for more devices :)
M3, G6, SD cards
hmmm... for what purpose? laughs? :)
it will put ppl on alert
and leave them with a hell of a lot of broken DS'es
it can be fixed
but still very annoying to fix it all :)
but won't stuff like this kill the homebrew scene?
no one wants to load anything in fear of frying their DS.. or flash card