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.

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