Mischievous hackers could use a simple trick to send printers berserk



In a new paper, researchers have highlighted a selection of attacks that demonstrate the risks posed by wireless printers that have been secured improperly.

Authored by security analysts Giampaolo Bella and Pietro Biondi, the report unpacks three attack vectors (referred to collectively as Printjack) that could be used to hijack the many thousands of printers with a publicly accessible TCP port 9100, which facilitates network printing jobs.



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