FTC Warns that Copiers Hold Your Data Hostage

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SuperiorBeing

I watched the CBS special, and the funniest part was where they overlayed the video with these graphs that look like important data being calculated. Halfway through that, I realized what it really was:  the Ubuntu task manager.

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scott tech

 I can indeed,in fact quite easily, access my companies copier data,

and no I am not I.T. nor  do I have administrator privelges.

 

 

 

Well, what do you know? I skated by the spam filter..

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gamerguy106

wonder how many buttprints the average copier has on its hard drive

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Daemon

Ah ain't that lovely, perfect fodder for industrial spies huh? Oh and how many own Printer technicians? I guess paper shredders of all sorts are really redundant in this case huh? Ah well...I guess them Ninja guys are getting better and better at blending in and taking things in plain sight.

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COMMANDER_COOK

Paper shredders with hard drives would really raise some eyebrows. 

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TheTrevon

We got a new copier at work recently.  It has for some reason 250 Gb on it, just seams like more than anyone would use.  Being able to hold all of our frequent documents so that you don't have to rescan every time.  But as i was messing with it i noticed that it saves information about all past print jobs, basically the who, what, when stuff though i couldn't find a way to preview the old print job and was wondering if it was actually in their somewhere . . . guess it is.

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COMMANDER_COOK

What the hell are copiers doing with hard disks anyways? 

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TheTrevon

Ours lets you input pages for storage so you don't have to rescan every time or if a print job has 30 different things that it need to know to do the job right (black/color, hole punch(any side), staple, off set, 1 sided/2 sided, etc. etc...). And then there is always a possibility that you might want to do a 100 page job, why though I can't imagine.  

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Ryan Whitwam

They have to cache large print jobs somewhere.

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COMMANDER_COOK

RAM shoulda been used from the beginning.

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