HP Criticised By Security Company

2012-01-09 11:22:18

Published on 2012-01-09 11:22:18

Internet and computer security firm Sophos has suggested that ink and printer firm Hewlett Packard (HP) could have made it easier for users to find a list of LaserJet printers affected by a recent flaw.

HP were forced to release a firmware update a number of weeks ago in order to fix the flaw which could have potentially exposed customers' confidential data to attackers.

However, Sophos says that the company could have moved quicker and made it easier for companies and users to find out which printers may have been affected.

Graham Cluley, senior technology consultant at Sophos, wrote in the company's blog: "It would have been nice if it had been a little easier to find, or linked to from HP's press release (announcing the fix)."

According to CRN's website, the list is readily available for users and were said to be unhappy at the accusation made by Sophos.

Posted by Barry Ashmore.

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