Did you hear about the arbitrary code execution hardware vulnerability in the Nintendo Switch discovered a few years back? In this talk we’re going to delve into this vulnerability in more detail and look at some other notorious home console security issues over the years from Nintendo, Sega, et al., the fallout from them and how they were fixed. This is not talk about breaking things but how companies got their act together, and how home consoles improved (or didn't) with tackling security issues over the years. This isn't a talk about homebrew stuff either. Key takeaways: Understand that security mistakes are a combination of human and technical failures Discover that we have been making the same security mistakes since time immemorial and to become more conscious of this in every day work Learn about some fun security stories that show that security issues happen to everyone, no matter who you are.