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Printers are not safe from hackers.

Are your printers safe?
In the US a hacker has been able to take control of 29,000 printers, showing the ease with which a printer can be exploited. The hacker hijacked the printers in US college campuses and used the devices to remotely print out multiple copies of anti-Semitic flyers.

Unusually the hacker has taken the trouble to brag about these exploits and so the tech community can help everyone else to be more secure, so erm.. “thank you” hacker.

Describing the attack between 24 and 25 March this year, the hacker said he wanted to see how easy it was to hijack printers connected to the open internet.

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