Author: Fielding Buck / Source: Press Enterprise
Ever think of your copier as posing a cyber threat? It can, experts said last week at the Southern California Procurement, Trade & Manufacturing Summit in Riverside.
People don’t realize a printer is a PC, said Jonathan Ramirez of Hewlett-Packard in a seminar on cybersecurity for small to medium-sized businesses.
“They don’t think about it. They don’t realize that there are ports in a printer, and they are a threat.”
HP has a series of advertorial videos on YouTube called “The Wolf” dramatizing how a cybercriminal played by Christian Slater could use copiers to gain control of a company’s entire network.
Just sending an infected document to a printer…
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