Tagged: printer security

Samsung: How to Prevent Terrifying Things from Happening to Your Printer

From the Samsung blog: What do ghosts, monsters and unsecured printers have in common? They all have the ability to strike fear into the hearts of their unsuspecting victims! While many organizations spend vast amounts of money on securing their computers, the seemingly harmless printer is often overlooked...

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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...

Researchers Look at Defending 3D Printers from Cyber Attacks

It’s bad enough when “2D” printers and copier/MFPs are the targets of cyber attacks, but the stakes are even higher when 3D printers are attacked,  as 3D printers are being used to “print” drugs, auto parts  and infrastructure, so that such attacks could threaten health and safety Luckily, researchers...

Lexmark: How to Secure Printing and Imaging in the Enterprise

Editor’s Note: This is the fourth in a series of posts from Lexmark security experts, designed to help you maximize print and network security. While high-profile, far-reaching security breaches like WannaCry are external, internal security breaches are actually more common. Information that is printed on or transmitted through...

This Week in Imaging: Color Laser Printer Likely Led to NSA Arrest; Lexmark Goes Big; More

This week, printer security – as well as the lack of it – was again in the news, with our story, How a Xerox DocuColor Printer Led to an NSA Contractor’s Arrest, showing how tiny innocuous-seeming printed yellow dots led to an alleged NSA leaker’s arrest, and on...