What do ghosts, monsters and unsecured printers have in common? They all have the ability to strike fear into the hearts of their unsuspecting victims!
While many organizations spend vast amounts of money on securing their computers, the seemingly harmless printer is often overlooked and left unprotected, leaving security holes open, allowing hackers to attack networks and access sensitive information.
Hair-Raising Risks of Unsecured Printers
Up until recently, printers haven’t posed a huge risk to security, as most threats have been primarily aimed at servers and user accounts. As more sophisticated security measures are being developed to protect these, however, hackers are using “back doors” to attack, with the printer being an increasingly utilized port of entry.