There are a lot of tech things we are well aware hackers have access to. Smart home devices, emails, Wi-Fi devices, smart TVs, routers, your computer, cars; we’re well aware they can all be targets for people looking to get a hold of your sensitive information.
Printers, though? I’m sure you never thought of this because I sure didn’t, but this is a turning out to be a new gateway for hackers to get to you. Here are the printers that are most susceptible to hacks.
Every time you hit print, your printer is storing a digital copy of whatever you sent to it. On top of that, it’s Wi-Fi enabled, you can connect it to multiple networks, and you can connect it to multiple devices. Those are all prime things that make a device not so impervious to hackers.
A printer can also surprisingly be used to potentially access a company’s network, and it’s apparently not that hard to get set up with an unlimited type of back door to one.
So, before you hit print on your computer whether at home or at the office, make sure what you are sending to your printer isn’t sensitive information!
Bre is a female millennial go getter residing in New York. One part entrepreneur, one part geek, she obtained her degree in Textile/Surface Design from The Fashion Institute of Technology.
She has held some exciting roles in both fashion as a designer working for brands like Victoria’s Secret and Henri Bendel, as well as in ad tech working for publishers like Ziff Davis.
Today she operates her own luxury label Bre Avery, along with Chip Chick Media which reaches millions of women each month.
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