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

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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