Sony PSP lacking WLAN security

Posted on Sunday, May 01 2005 @ 18:48 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
ZDNet reports that the Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP) lacks some serious wireless security as users will need to lower the security settings of their home wireless LANs to be able to use the Wi-Fi feature of the PSP.
Sony needs to rectify the situation as soon as possible by retrofitting all new PSPs off the factory floor with WPA capability and offer a free upgrade to the PSPs that are already out in the wild. Until they do so, I’m going to keep pointing to Sony as one of the biggest impediments to good wireless LAN security. Any company that endangers their customers computers or home networks with such blatant neglect should either patch the problem immediately or be liable for any damages that their customers suffer.
Read more at ZDNet

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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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