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    HP Color LaserJet 2500 and 4600 flaw in software

    MAKER OF printer ink, HP. has admitted that the software used on two of its laser printers could be a back door for hackers.
    The HP Color LaserJet 2500 and 4600 printers have a flaw in the software which allows hackers read any documents printed and gain unauthorized access to the PC.

    The flaw was found by the Danish security firm, Secunia, which says the hack is ‘less critical’ because it is a little difficult to pull off.

    HP has issued a patch for the problem and are advising users to immediately upgrade their software

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    Re: HP Color LaserJet 2500 and 4600 flaw in software

    Gah!
    I've got "a ton" of 4600's. Have you got a link to this story, tosca? Is it the "full" software (I only use the driver) or the driver, or the firmware.
    Cheers for the heads up.

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    Re: HP Color LaserJet 2500 and 4600 flaw in software

    Official HP Page


    Found this on Zdnet after a google search
    Zdnet

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    Re: HP Color LaserJet 2500 and 4600 flaw in software

    Cheers for that
    Phew!, the flaw is in the 'toolbox' software that comes with it, so I should be ok.

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    Re: HP Color LaserJet 2500 and 4600 flaw in software

    Same for me, just use pure drivers, never both with toolboxes etc

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