McAfee, Xerox Partner on Printer Security

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Xerox has announced plans to integrate McAfee security tech into its printers and other Internet-enabled devices.

"The office-equipment manufacturer will license McAfee's technology, which creates a security layer between the processor and the software stack to detect when malware is trying to tap system resources," writes CRN's Antone Gonsalves.

"Xerox is adding the McAfee technology to its own security mechanisms in order to defend against the growing sophistication of cyber-criminals, according to Larry Kovnat, senior manager of product security at Xerox," Gonsalves writes. "Where most malware is installed in the operating system to access applications, hackers are finding ways to get underneath the OS, where malicious code is harder to detect."

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