Any networked office gear can be vulnerable: Will Hackers Target Copiers?

"Network-connected output devices are becoming an absolute primary target of people, foreign and domestic, who are penetrating networks," according to Jim Joyce, senior vice president for office services at Xerox Global Services. "The reason for that is many of them are large devices with large disk drives, with a fair amount of memory and are network connected and are not secure. This laptop [I'm using for this presentation] is probably ten times more secure than any of the output devices we have in our environments today."

Joyce, speaking Tuesday at the two-day Office Document Solutions conference in Boston, was among a number of presenters who implored makers of printers, copiers, scanners, and other such devices to start thinking about more than just selling boxes to customers. - Will Hackers Target Copiers?

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