Much discussed RSA Security sticker on every DS finally explained. + UPDATE
xcvbxcv cxvxcvxcv writes: I suppose this would be newsworthy... and he's right.
RSA BSAFE technology is used to protect the digital rights of game publishers for titles shared over these wireless links. The technology also allows Nintendo to protect game software that is issued on a trial basis for play in retail stores and other demo environments.
"Nintendo's use of our embedded RSA BSAFE technology in its portable game console is a great endorsement of our leadership in providing the security components consumer device manufacturers need, in order to offer protection for digital entertainment assets on their platforms," said Rick Welch, Vice President of Developer Solutions and Professional Services at RSA Security.
This from the article yesterday from IGN.
So now we know what the RSA sticker means - copy protection for games. This little gem could mean a harder row to hoe for the hackers trying to rip games wirelessly - and for those of us trying to make new ones.
UPDATE: Another link that says the same thing but restates the RSA security as "protecting the gamer." Now that's something different altogether. Do we believe this?