Hackers Watching Your Photocopying Activities
from the odd dept
Not having been in the market for a photocopying machine in quite some time, I wasn’t aware that there were network connected copying machines, but it’s not at all surprising. Still, that doesn’t necessarily explain why anyone would ever reveal the information necessary to log into such machines on a public website where Google would snap it up allowing hackers to sit back and watch what you’re photocopying. Besides, isn’t this a bit of a misnomer? Photocopying shouldn’t have to have anything to do with the network. It’s scanning and printing that would make sense for a network — but perhaps that’s all just semantics. Still, it seems like a fairly specific hack to go searching for accidentally revealed photocopier login information and to sit back hoping someone photocopies something important.