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New form of spam advertising: Your printer starts spewing out ads sent by a hacker!

And fails halfway through printing the ad. I hate printers.
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post #12 of 16
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And fails halfway through printing the ad. I hate printers.


LOL right? I have yet to test windows 8 and printers but every OS I've ever used was a nightmare with printers and drivers. W8 claims to have alleviated that. I plan on hooking 3 printers i have up in may after a clean wipe and seeing if they work!
 
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Read the whole thing. Its actually really interesting. Its less of actually hacking the devices, and more like an internet census.
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Why? You can't fix stupid. This would be extremely cost prohibitive for these companies, with little to no benefit.

It'd end up being just another step in the chain, and has the benefit of them being able to market improved security, etc.
    
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post #15 of 16
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Read the whole thing. Its actually really interesting. Its less of actually hacking the devices, and more like an internet census.

 



kinda like what google did and had to pay a fine ? 

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not to be tooo nitpicky, but there's a big difference between Insecure computers and UNsecure computers lol.
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