In the wake of so many shady deals which promise that users will be able to play Nintendo Switch-exclusive games on PC or other consoles, a couple of online security experts from Symantec warned the users against taking up this offers. According to the most recent statistics, there are over 75,000 videos and websites dedicated to Nintendo Switch Emulators. Security experts declared that these bogus offers are used to steal sensitive data from users.
So, what’s the latest trend of bogus Nintendo Switch emulators? Well, as you very well known, ever since the Switch entertainment system was released, everyone is looking forward to buying one just to play titles such as Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild.
However, due to a console shortage, not everybody is lucky enough to catch one of Nintendo’s console. And, of course, there are the PC Master Race players who would love to play some of the Switch’s console-exclusive titles, but without giving up their most beloved companion.
So, in light of these events, many shady dealers have popped up over the Internet, offering a free Nintendo Switch emulator for PC in exchange for something small, like, let’s say, completing a survey or clicking on some link.
Symantec’s online security experts have analyzed the rising trend of Nintendo Switch emulators and have concluded that it’s just not worth the trouble. So, how do they work? A Symantec spokesperson said that most of the websites that promote free Nintendo Switch Emulator start off by saying that in order to unlock the download link for the software, the user must first complete a survey.
Sounds like something totally innocent, doesn’t it? After completing the so-called customer experience survey and hitting the ‘Submit’ button, the user will be able to download the console emulator. However, instead of actually downloading the real software, the user download a malware which can access every function of his or her computer.
So, instead of playing Legend of Zelda or anything else for that matter, you wake up to find that your credentials are no longer yours. Now, how do we protect ourselves against such as threat?
According to Symantec, the most obvious course of action is to steer clear of such websites. It doesn’t matter if there are surveys or step-by-step videos which show you how to download and set up a Nintendo Switch emulator – best is to stay away from them altogether.
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