Microsoft’s Internet Explorer zero-day workaround is breaking printing

Microsoft’s workaround for an unpatched vulnerability that is being exploited in targeted attacks by hackers appears to be causing printer errors.

Patch your internet-connected printer! Serious vulnerabilities discovered

Printers, just like any other IoT-enabled device, need to be secured, and updated with the latest firmware and patches to prevent a successful hacker attack.

Read more in my article on the Bitdefender BOX blog.

Online training site says it is spamming insecure printers with adverts

Online training site Skillbox says that it has come up with an imaginative way to reach out to potential clients, and invite them to change their careers from being accountants and become graphical designers instead.

The Russian firm’s idea? To send a spam message to thousands of printers left open to the internet.

Is this really happening again?

Smashing Security podcast #114: Darknet Diaries, death, and beauty apps

Jack Rhysider from the “Darknet Diaries” podcast joins us to chat about his interview with the elusive Hacker Giraffe, how a death is preventing cryptocurrency investors from reaching their money, and how ‘beauty camera’ apps are redirecting users to phishing websites and stealing their selfies.

All this and much more is discussed in the latest edition of the award-winning “Smashing Security” podcast, hosted by computer security veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault.

TheHackerGiraffe says he’s retired from hacking smart TVs to promote PewDiePie

TheHackerGiraffe, the hacker who breached innocent users’ unsecured printers, Google Chromecast streaming devices, and smart TVs to promote the PewDiePie YouTube channel, has announced his retirement.

Smashing Security podcast #109: Grinches target Amazon and Reddit, stealing Christmas from the poor

Join us for our special Christmas episode as we tell tales of printer hacking, website defacement, Grinches, and how Google is snooping on your private YouTube videos.

All this and much more is discussed in the latest edition of the award-winning “Smashing Security” podcast by computer security veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault, joined this week by The CyberWire’s Dave Bittner.

Reality Winner pleads guilty after being unmasked by microdots

Reality Winner, the US government contractor who leaked top secret documents about Russian hacking, has pleaded guilty.

How boobytrapped printers have been able to infect Windows PCs for over 20 years

A 20-year-old vulnerability in Microsoft Windows proves you should probably have been a lot more wary of using other people’s printers.

Read more in my article on the Tripwire State of Security blog.

Doom-playing Canon printer raises security concerns about Internet of Things

If you can hack a wireless printer to play one of the most famous video games of all time, what else can you do with it?

HP Printer security flaw allows hackers to extract passwords

Owners of certain HP LaserJet Pro printers are being advised to protect themselves against a security vulnerability “as soon as possible”, after researchers found it was possible to remotely access admin passwords and other information.

Has your Hewlett-Packard ScanJet printer just tried to infect your PC with malware?

Beware! Cybercriminals have attempted to infect computers worldwide, disguising their attack as an email claiming to come from a scanner in your office.

Malware: ‘Scan from a HP OfficeJet’ attack spammed out widely

A malware attack cloaks its true intentions by posing as an emailed scan from a printer.

Would your users click on the attachment without thinking twice?

HP patches printer firmware flaw, but leaves customers guessing

There’s a serious security vulnerability on some HP LaserJet printers.

The good news is that it’s now been patched.

The bad news is that you don’t know if your HP LaserJet printer needs the fix – because HP hasn’t told you.

HP LaserJet printers at risk of fiery hacker attack

Researchers claim to have discovered a security vulnerability in “tens of millions” of HP LaserJet printers that could allow a remote hacker to install malicious firmware.

Have you patched your printer?

Read more in my article at Naked Security.