HP printers

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.

Researchers: Millions of Printers Vulnerable to Attack

Columbia University researchers say tens of millions of printers may have flawed firmware that could allow hackers to remotely set fires, erase code and infiltrate computer networks, according to a report on MSNBC’s Red Tape Chronicles blog today.

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