Developers Reverse Engineer Wii U GamePad, Conclude it is an 'Unsecure' Device

May 15, 2013 -

A group of developers have released a video showing the results of reverse engineering the Nintendo Wii U GamePad. The little experiment shows how the GamePad communicates with the main console system and notes that it isn't a very secure device. Speaking at length with Eurogamer's Digital Foundry one of the developers involved in the project - Pierre Bourdon - says that "The GamePad is actually not a very secure device... The device firmware is stored in an unencrypted Flash, which allowed us to reverse engineer the binary code pretty easily."

The video shows GamePad working with a PC - which is possible because it uses a slight variation on the 802.11n wireless networking standard.

You can learn more about this little experiment on Eurogamer or by watching the video to your left.

Source: Gamasutra

 

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Re: Developers Reverse Engineer Wii U GamePad, Conclude it ...

Well darn, now I need to find somewhere else to store my passwords and financial data.  ;)

Re: Developers Reverse Engineer Wii U GamePad, Conclude it ...

I see what you did there lol.

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Re: Developers Reverse Engineer Wii U GamePad, Conclude it ...

I can see it now, annoy your friends by hijacking their game pad.

 
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