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Has your Hewlett-Packard ScanJet printer just tried to infect your PC with malware?

Has your Hewlett-Packard ScanJet printer just tried to infect your PC with malware?

Beware! Cybercriminals have attempted to infect computers worldwide, disguising their attack as an email claiming to come from a scanner in your office.

SSCC 105 - HP printers, Google blocks ad blockers, Apple does the 2-step, and more...

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Have you joined thousands of others, and become a loyal listener to the "Chet Chat" yet?

Here's the latest Naked Security podcast, Sophos Security Chet Chat 105, discussing a range of recent and newsworthy topics from the world of computer security.

HP printers in 1980s-style firmware misconfiguration boo-boo

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US CERT has issued an intriguing Vulnerability Note about a data and password leakage flaw in a number of HP printers.

It's a bit of a trip down memory lane, whisking us all the way back to one of the bugs exploited by Robert Morris's infamous Internet Worm back in 1988...

Malware attack spread as email from your office's HP scanner

Malware attack poses as email from your office's HP scanner

Cybercriminals are attempting to infect computers around the world, disguising their attack as an email claiming to come from a scanner in your office.

Malware: 'Scan from a HP OfficeJet' attack spammed out widely

Malware: 'Scan from a HP OfficeJet' attack spammed out widely

A malware attack cloaks its true intentions by posing as an emailed scan from a printer.

Would your users click on the attachment without thinking twice?

HP patches printer firmware flaw, but leaves customers guessing

HP patches printer firmware flaw, but leaves customers guessing

There's a serious security vulnerability on some HP LaserJet printers.

The good news is that it's now been patched.

The bad news is that you don't know if your HP LaserJet printer needs the fix - because HP hasn't told you.

FLAMING RETORT: Putting out the HP printer fires

FLAMING RETORT

Smoke and fire certainly make good hacking headlines.

But there's a lot more to the flaming war of words between Columbia University and HP than potential pyro printer problems.

Paul Ducklin weighs into the debate.

HP LaserJet printers at risk of fiery hacker attack

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Researchers claim to have discovered a security vulnerability in "tens of millions" of HP LaserJet printers that could allow a remote hacker to install malicious firmware.

Have you patched your printer?

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HP has issued a security bulletin urging owners of certain LaserJet printers to apply a firmware update. According to the company, the security vulnerability potentially allows hackers to gain unauthorised access to files stored on the printer via its web Read more…