Sony drops the ball on the PSP’s wireless security

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Sony drops the ball on the PSP's wireless security

Now here’s a major technical fumble of the kind you don’t see every day: Sony launches the PSP worldwide, touting its 802.11b support, and only includes WEP support! As you know if you read our Wi-Fi blackpaper (or if you’ve been paying any attention at all to wireless news for the past few years), WEP is garbage. Someone clever commented in a Sony message board thread about this issue that WEP is so insecure and fast WEP-cracking utils are so widespread and easy to use, that it’s almost like there’s a Ron Popeil product out that’ll do it for you.

Read the complete story. (Ars Technica)