General Chat Thread, Worrying Photocopier video in General; Originally Posted by localzuk
Didn't realise that they worked in such an inefficient way as to leave documents in memory ...
10th May 2010, 12:59 PM #16
Leaving the documents around is faster, helps a lot with debugging, and provides some limited evidence acquirement for purposes in the future. That said, it is mostly plain laziness IMO, and at the very least the leasing companies should be checking that machines are clean before sending them on to somewhere else. On the part of the manufacturers, $500 for a 'wiping and encryption unit' is just profiteering.
Originally Posted by localzuk
Where did Windows come into it? And cipher can only operate on NTFS drives, which photocopiers are unlikely to be using.
Originally Posted by mavhc
10th May 2010, 01:05 PM #17
Anyone know what the "Forensic software easily found on the web" is? I'm imagining it is just an un-deleter of some sort, but curious.
10th May 2010, 01:30 PM #18
10th May 2010, 02:33 PM #19
Especially now there is a video advertising the fact...
It has another issue with it also - what if clever criminals realise that this goldmine of data exists and starts targeting copy machines?
10th May 2010, 06:23 PM #20
Interesting, we are in the process of changing our photocopies, will raise it first thing tomorrow morning, also involve our security team, something I didn't know!
Cheers for this.
22nd May 2010, 10:34 PM #21
A Safegurading problem?
How your office copier is spying on you in an unbelievable way – it has a hard disk on-board that stores every page copied – The Blogs at HowStuffWorks
I know our school has copied student sensitive documents, and obviously a plethora of the usual things concerned with school administration.
Now if this issue really is as serious as the report suggests there is potential for, do schools need to be taking appropriate actions?
22nd May 2010, 11:42 PM #22
23rd May 2010, 09:49 PM #23
Only the same actions as server hard drives... securely destroyed - a hammer and flame thrower should do the trick. It's what I've done
Originally Posted by theeldergeek
23rd May 2010, 10:12 PM #24
We have a HP 5550 printer with an hard disk in it. I wonder if it will be same?
23rd May 2010, 11:57 PM #25
I was just thinking the same, as we have an HP8550 and a Xerox 4500 printer, both have HDD's in.
Originally Posted by FN-GM
Might take them out sometime and see what they might be storing.
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