HP Disputes Printer Vulnerabilities

2013-02-07 11:59:46

Published on 2013-02-07 11:59:46

Printer company HP is challenging claims that its server software suffers from security vulnerabilities.

Recently, information security researcher Sebastian Guerrero stated that he was able to retrieve print jobs and assign them to different users by utilising the company's printer language command tags.

However, a representative from HP has dismissed the claims, saying: "HP takes our customers' security very seriously. Our team has investigated the security allegations ... and determined that the claims that someone can bypass built-in biometric defenses and recover previously printed documents are false."

Keith Moore, chief technologist at HP LaserJet Solutions group, said that if people are intentionally sending corrupt print jobs, the printer has a "hard time" knowing how to react.

Mr Guerrero claimed that cyber criminals can damage printers by infusing tags parsed by printer control and language interpreters.

He explained that many companies do not consider the risks printers pose to computer infrastructure, such as data theft.

Posted by Barry Ashmore

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