HP Printer Flaws

HP, CERT Warn of Critical Hole in LaserJet Printers

Homeland Security’s Computer Emergency Response Team is warning today that some printers manufactured by Hewlett-Packard, including 10 of its LaserJet Professional printers, have a security vulnerability that could allow an attacker to remotely access data.

Hardcoded Password Enables Remote Attacks on Samsung Printers

Password woes apparently aren’t limited to endpoints. US-CERT issued an advisory Tuesday warning users of Samsung printers, including some Dell printers manufactured by Samsung, that a hardcoded password could enable remote code execution.“Samsung printers contain a hardcoded SNMP full read-write community string that remains active even when SNMP is disabled in the printer management utility,” the CERT advisory said.

A class action lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in California against Hewlett-Packard could have wide ranging implications for software makers, should the court agree with the plaintiff’s claim that the company violated the state’s consumer protection laws by failing to disclose a serious vulnerability in the software that runs some of its printers. 

A cybersecurity researcher has discovered an easy way for a hacker to
swipe copies of documents scanned by Hewlett-Packard all-in-one printers
widely used in workplace settings. Read the full article. [The Last Watchdog]

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