Tagged: Brother

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...

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French Environmental Group Files Planned Obsolescence Lawsuit Against Brother, Canon, Epson, HP

France’s Le Figaro Economie reports that a French environmental association, Halte à l’Obsolescence Programmée (Stop Planned Obsolescence), has filed a lawsuit against four major printer manufacturers, Brother International, Canon Inc., Seiko Epson, and HP Inc., charging that the companies deliberately engineered their printers in order to reduce their...

Did the Latest Windows 10 Update Break Your Brother Printer?

We certainly hope not and wonder whether other printer brands will be affected. We received the following email message this morning: “After updating your Windows 10 PC through the Windows update, you may no longer be able to print or scan using the USB/Network connection.  To resolve this issue,...

IDC: 45-PPM Color-Laser Segment Continues to Show Strong Growth in 4th Quarter

According to IT market-research firm International Data Corporation’s Worldwide Quarterly Hardcopy Peripherals Tracker, the overall worldwide hardcopy peripherals (HCP) market decreased 10.8 percent year-over-year to 27.58 million units in the fourth quarter of 2015 (4Q15). High-end color laser devices (45 ppm+) continued to gain year-over-year momentum in 4Q15, with...

Hands-On Test Report, Videos, Photo Gallery: Brother’s ImageCenter ADS-3000N Document Scanner

We recently completed Hands-On Testing of Brother’s ImageCenter ADS-3000N desktop document scanner ($699.99). This new model takes a different approach to scanning than the tested ADS-2500W and ADS-2500We models that we tested a while back. The different approach is that the ADS-3000N is designed for ease of use...

Five Ways to $ave on Ink – We Analyze Ink-Saving Programs, Strategies, Technology, and Printers

We’re big fans of inkjet and firmly believe that it’s the imaging technology of choice for the new millennium. It’s economical, consumes minimal energy, and minimizes manufacturing and disposal waste, and there’s less harmful emissions. On the other hand, we’re well aware of the lingering resentment resulting from...

This Week in Imaging: Brother Moving Upmarket; Epson Ramping Up; Decision Time for Sharp?’

This week’s op-eds discuss the new Brother/Amazon ink service, the doings of Brother International, Epson and Sharp Corporation, Cost per Page and Total Cost of Ownership: This week we had some interesting news from both Brother and Epson. While both of these vendors were previously focused primarily on...

Brother’s New L5000, L6000 Series for Higher-Volume Office Applications; New 48-PPM ‘Multi-Function’ Copier

As part of its strategy to expand into the higher-volume office-imaging market, Brother International is introducing new monochrome laser printers and All-in-Ones, the L5000 and L6000 Series, that it says are designed for office, workgroup, and larger-volume office environments, providing faster print speeds, more flexible paper-handling, advanced scanning capabilities, mobility features,...