Linked by Howard Fosdick on Sat 31st Dec 2011 07:57 UTC
Bugs & Viruses Columbia University researchers claim millions of HP printers could be open to remote attack via unsecured Remote Firmware Updates. Cybercriminals could steal personal information or attack otherwise secure networks. HP agrees there is a theoretical security problem but says no customer has ever reported unauthorized printer access. The company denies some of the claims and is still investigating others.
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Gestahlt
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2011-10-17

Its scary how many people, especially some overpayed Administrators are not aware of that.

You can find even more devices like Beamers, Cams, NAS and so on. You just have to google for a sentence in the Webinterface or any other distinguishable stuff and you find boatloads of devices with public IP.. and even default user/pass settings.

A lot of devices can even be accessed via telnet or SSH. Depending on the kind of device you got your entry point to their local network and wreak havoc.

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