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Photocopiers Can Be Hacked

Updated on April 19, 2010

 Sixty percentage of us don't even think twice about the personal and sensitive data we copy or fax using the office photocopier. Most photocopiers do not die after years of service, but most are sent to businesses that revitalize them like new and then resell to others at a much cheaper amount. However, many of them do not have their hard drives erased or changed. So , a copier can be hacked easily using the correct software one can download to obtain any info that had been scanned or faxed. True.

Your faxed your personal data with maybe bank info etc., it is stored on the hard-drive until erased. A hacker can get this info easily. Think of all the critical businesses that handle financial or credit related info, medical etc., and you can see that suddenly even the copier can become a threat to personal security!


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    • perrya profile image

      perrya 7 years ago

      I think some sort of magnetic device will erase a hard drive.

    • Tony L Smith profile image

      Tony L Smith 7 years ago from Macon

      Perrya, Do you know of a manuel eraser of of which you can just plug hard drive in and erase it.

    • perrya profile image

      perrya 7 years ago

      Me neither!

    • TnFlash profile image

      TnFlash 7 years ago from Tampa, Florida

      Very interesting! I didn't know copiers had a hard drive.