More than HP printer models vulnerable to two very critical vulnerabilities

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    I'm not sure I understand correctly but... to send a prepared file, the attacker has to be either in the printer's network, or the PC's network the printer is hooked up to. Okay, so far so good (my printer doesn't even have WLAN so it's just an USB printer, no danger here).
    Then again, what does that really mean? What could they do with a hacked printer? Not print my files?
     
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    I bet the update also breaks unofficial cartridges.

    Ill pass, since i only turn on my printer when i need to print.
     
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    In the case of wifi printers, perhaps get remotely view what it just printed.
     
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    Hacking someones printer to spam dickbutts until they run out of paper could be pretty hilarious.
     
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    like printer processor have high computing power to do "things"
    in the first place its output-device anyway, so even it hacked what it can do will be really limited
     
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    Ohh, unfortunately this is true and they have a huge number of critical vulnerabilities. I personally did not come across this, but my friend once lost control of his printer and hackers were able to print a lot of some kind of files using his printer. So in addition to a quality printer, it is also important to purchase a secure printer, and unfortunately there are very few such models on the market. At the moment I am using a printer that I bought a few years ago from guys from mrdepot. I have been using it for more than 3 years and during all this time I have not had any problems with it. I read reviews and many say that this model is well protected. So maybe you should forget about HP.
     

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