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Millions Of Printers Open To Devastating Hack Attack, Researchers Say

MSNBC writes "Could a hacker from half-way around the planet control your printer and give it instructions so frantic that it could eventually catch fire? Or use a hijacked printer as a copy machine for criminals, making it easy to commit identity theft or even take control of entire networks that would otherwise be secure?.." [ctd.]

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GrumpyVeteran1833d ago

Reminds me of that Office episode where Sabre printers starting catching on fire :D

caseh1832d ago

"Could a hacker from half-way around the planet control your printer and give it instructions so frantic that it could eventually catch fire?"

"It’s not only possible, but likely, say researchers at Columbia University"

What i've learned today; hackers can make printers work so franticly to the extent it will break the laws of its physical PPM boundaries and will spontaneously combust. *sigh*