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Printers: The Weak Link in Enterprise Security
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Olaf Barheine
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Olaf Barheine,
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10/23/2017 | 4:32:10 AM
Wow!
I think I should switch my old printer from RJ45 to USB. A security test with NMAP showed that it's open like a barn door. And new firmware is not more available.
Joe Stanganelli
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10/22/2017 | 10:53:24 AM
Re: A simple google search
Even beyond Google, there's Shodan for finding exposed embedded devices -- printers and otherwise. Security researchers have relied on Shodan quite a bit to pull off some interesting research/exposes.
Joe Stanganelli
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10/21/2017 | 3:35:53 PM
For years
This has been an issue for quite a number of years, unfortunately. Printer vulnerabilities -- either because of poor enterprise practices or because of manufacturers not paying enough attention to their products -- really brought some attention the security weaknesses of embedded devices before the proliferation of IoT. Too bad manufacturers and enterprises didn't listen.
glennjdavis
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10/20/2017 | 7:34:49 AM
hi
hi
REISEN1955
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REISEN1955,
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10/17/2017 | 7:43:51 AM
A simple google search
Years ago there was published a simple, extended search string for Google that browsed the internal web page of millions of Officejet printers.  Fantastic.  Tried it and the pages were displayed along with internal IP settings which, for a hacker, is an open door.  I did not purposefully remember it but I am not surprised that printers are a wide open door.  
AlyssaTallent
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10/16/2017 | 11:49:53 AM
Great
Ohhh that is pretty interesting 


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