Fax machines can be used to hack PCs

News Fax machines can be used to hack PCs


Becky

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Fax machines can be used to hack PCs - The vulnerability was discovered earlier this year and presented at DEFCON 2018

When you think about online security, you probably think about anti-virus software, password security, and being careful not to open suspicious emails to name but a few things. Securing the fax machine? Let's be honest, that probably didn't cross your mind at all.

It's common to have a printer that is also a copier and a fax machine, and for it to be on a network shared with PCs. So it stands to reason that if a third party can gain control via the fax machine then they could potentially...
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nivrip

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That is very scary indeed. :(

Just a good thing I don't have a fax. :)

But I know they'll find another way. :(
 

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