Is your IT network secure? How sure are you? Chances are, if you have a network printer, and you haven’t taken steps to secure it, you’re vulnerable. You might not consider a printer to be a security risk but it can provide a potential access point to hackers. Fortunately, there are some simple steps you can take to remedy this.
HP has launched new software which enables users to verify the authenticity of its cartridges and guard against counterfeit products. The new software uses QR codes, which can be read via a smartphone, to authenticate each product and should make it easier than ever to spot a fake cartridge.
Recently, a graduate student at Dublin City University discovered several security flaws in printers which make them vulnerable to hackers. If your printer isn't properly protected you could be leaving a gaping hole in your defences, so we take a look at what you can do to stay secure.