HP Faces Lawsuit Over Printer Security Flaw


New York resident David Goldblatt has filed a class action lawsuit against HP over the security of its printers.

"It alleges that HP does not require its printers to accept only digitally signed updates, opening the devices to malicious, remote updates that could give hackers control over the devices, which can be used to steal information, attack other computers on the same network as the printer or even cause physical harm to the printer hardware," writes Threatpost's Paul Roberts.

"The lawsuit relies on recently published research by academics at Columbia University, who reported that security holes in HP firmware could be used to remotely attack and commandeer HP printers, and even cause the devices to spontaneously combust," Roberts writes.

Go to "HP Facing Class Action Suit For Not Disclosing Printer Vulnerability" to read the details.

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