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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RE: This is sad
by Gestahlt on Tue 3rd Jan 2012 04:11 UTC in reply to "This is sad"
Gestahlt
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2011-10-17

Because whatever you produce nowadays got a small little computer in it. Since this makes the whole thing quite complex you can exploit it.

Yes there is progress. But these are the dangers of advancing technology. Everything can be exploited and abused. More features = more holes.

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