Category: Security

Sharp First Manufacturer To Achieve New International Security Standard for Copier/MFPs

Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America reports that it’s the first copier/MFP manufacturer to announce certification with the latest Common Criteria Security Protection Profile. The Protection Profile for Hardcopy Devices v1.0 (HCD-PP v1.0) is said to provide the most up-to-date security validation for businesses, government, and military...

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Snopes: Do Color Printers Leave Tracking Dots? ‘Mostly True’

The popular fact-checking Web site Snopes today posted an article stating that it’s “Mostly True” that color office laser printers print dots on output that indicate the document’s source. According to Snopes: “Household printers leave hidden yellow dots that provide identifying information about the printer and the date...

Brother Printers Exposed Online to Hackers, Says Security Researcher

Bleeping Computer reports that a  security researcher has found that nearly 700 Brother International printers were shipped with a blank admin password, which leaves them exposed once online, allowing access to critical printer functions, potentially enabling hackers to change settings and the password, so that, for instance, the printer...

New HP Roam Mobile, Cloud Printing; Connection Inspector Security; A3 PageWide MFPs

At its HP Reinvent: World Partner Forum partner conference being held in Chicago, HP Inc. announced new A3 business color-inkjet PageWide Enterprise and PageWide Managed Devices copier/MFPs, new business document scanners, as well as a new security solution, and HP Connection Inspector, an embedded security feature created by HP...