Hackers could target printers for network attacks

Tuesday, 23 November 2004, 8:21 AM EST

Richard Brain, technical director at security consultancy Procheckup, said it was possible to hack network printers. "As an example, we have accessed company networks by browsing from their proxy [server] and we can view all their printers and print pages," he said.

Tests conducted by Brain's team showed that it was possible to view the internal IP addresses of the printer, the person's name, their phone number and e-mail address if the information has been configured for support purposes.

By Arif Mohamed at MicroScope.

[ Read more ]




Spotlight

51% of consumers share passwords

Posted on 20 August 2014.  |  The research revealed that consumers are not only sharing passwords but also potentially putting their personal and sensitive information at risk by leaving themselves logged in to applications on their mobile devices, with over half of those using social media applications and email admitting that they leave themselves logged in on their mobile device.


Weekly newsletter

Reading our newsletter every Monday will keep you up-to-date with security news.
  



Daily digest

Receive a daily digest of the latest security news.
  

DON'T
MISS

Thu, Aug 21st
    COPYRIGHT 1998-2014 BY HELP NET SECURITY.   // READ OUR PRIVACY POLICY // ABOUT US // ADVERTISE //