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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.