Old digital copier machines store what was copied on an internal hard drive!

Discussion in 'Security, Spyware and Viruses' started by Abraham Andres Luna, May 15, 2018.

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How many of you guys knew that these copiers stored what was copied?

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  2. I just found out when I read this post!

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  1. Abraham Andres Luna

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    I knew
     
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    So why didn't you tell me! Just kidding.
     
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    I didn't know. :)
     
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    Now you have to find ALL the old copiers in your area and wipe the hard drives so our personal info doesn't get jacked.
     
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    Ian Administrator

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    As with anything containing a hard drive, it should really be properly wiped/destroyed before being thrown away. But I guess most small companies won't know this (and larger ones will pay a fortune for sanitising "disposal" services). A good 'ole hammer should sort most old drives out ;).

    I do wonder how many people trawl e-bay for old drives, as it seems to appear in the news quite often when security researchers do it... but how many people actually do that?
     
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    The IT dept here has a hard drive shredder. Its an animal!
     
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    I find a lump/claw hammer and cold chisel does the job quite well
     
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    I always wondered - but didn't know for certain. Good to know. :thumb:
     
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