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  • Vulnerability Exploitable via Printer Protocols Affects All Windows Versions

    07/13/2016 9:34:12 PM PDT · by Utilizer · 4 replies
    Softpedia ^ | Jul 12, 2016 21:05 GMT | Catalin Cimpanu
    Microsoft has patched today a critical security vulnerability in the Print Spooler service that allows attackers to take over devices via a simple mechanism. The vulnerability affects all Windows versions ever released. Security firm Vectra discovered the vulnerability (CVE-2016-3238), which Microsoft fixed in MS16-087. At its core, the issue resides in how Windows handles printer driver installations and how end users connect to printers. Exploit executes payload under SYSTEM user By default, in corporate networks, network admins allow printers to deliver the necessary drivers to workstations connected to the network. These drivers are silently installed without any user interaction and...
  • CARLY FIORINA’S Secret Deals with Iran While CEO of Hewlett Packard Make Her Unfit for President

    09/02/2015 4:46:28 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 24 replies ^ | September 2, 2015 | Walid Shoebat
    Carly Fiorina's illegal dealings with Iran, during her tenure as CEO of HP, were exposed in the Boston Globe. which broke the story that Hewlett Packard had been selling its printers in Iran through a subsidiary company in Dubai, despite the fact that a trade embargo had been in place against the Iranian regime since 1997. The sales were halted shortly after the business dealings were published by the Globe. Texas GOP: Fiorina claimed no knowledge that the approximately $100 million of sales through the subsidiary were coming from Iran, despite having been HP CEO (since 2000) while it was...
  • 3D printing will change the way businesses are transacted

    11/18/2013 9:41:06 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The India Financial Express ^ | November 18, 2013 | Uma Ganesh, CEO, Global Talent Track
    3D printing has been making waves in the manufacturing arena which is touted as the next big thing to revolutionise consumerism and product development. Just as e-commerce has removed the boundaries for marketing and brought the consumers and producers closer, 3D printing is expected to enlarge the market for producers by removing the shackles of production volumes, minimising the time to market and customising the product as per individual customer needs and all of this at affordable costs. In the early days of product creation, nuts, screws and hinges were individually hand-crafted for a very long time until the industrialisation...
  • The Next Quantum Leap: 3-D 'Teleporting'

    "The technological revolution may never end but it does pause from time to time. If investors are expecting the kind of returns that Apple achieved from 2007-2012, they are probably going to have to look elsewhere as smartphones and tablets are nearly commoditized. Apple (AAPL) and Google (GOOG) should provide more successful products but that does not mean they will have an impact to the degree the iPhone and Android had on the lives of consumers and the economy. As when chips and desktops became commoditized after the tech bubble of the 90s, it may take a quantum leap in...
  • Printers: the ubiquitous symbol of modern hell

    02/26/2013 6:58:01 AM PST · by US Navy Vet · 34 replies
    The UK Telegraph ^ | February 26th, 2013 | By Jack Rivlin
    Warning: this blog post does not tackle the big issues of the week. But it is about one of life's recurring frustrations. Printers. Guardian Money reported yesterday how printing companies are screwing consumers with smaller cartridges. Measure-for-measure, ink is now more expensive than vintage champagne. Hewlett Packard cartridges, for example, are five times worse value than a decade ago. The other manufacturers are just as bad, making cartridges smaller and harder to refill. They've got ink on their hands. Epson say the technology is more efficient now, meaning it's better value. They're efficient all right, when they work. The machines...
  • 3D printing: The world's first printed plane

    08/03/2011 4:32:10 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 15 replies
    The promise of 3D printing has finally taken off with the development of a drone that takes just a week to createUnder darkening skies on a grass airstrip in the UK's Wiltshire Downs, north of Stonehenge, I am watching half a dozen aeronautical engineers rushing to assemble an uncrewed aircraft before the weather takes a turn for the worse. They are hoping to show how 3D printing will revolutionise the economics of aircraft design – by flying the world's first fully "printed" plane. Led by Andy Keane and Jim Scanlan of the University of Southampton, the team believes that 3D...

    12/04/2009 5:16:10 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 64 replies · 1,619+ views
    self | DECEMBER 04, 2009 | swampsniper
    I take a lot of photos, I've completely worn out 4 cameras in the last 8 years. I've gone through as many printers, all of them really too expensive to feed on my budget. I installed a constant ink supply system recently, and I've tested it enough to predict that it will last. My greatest expense item is now the photo paper. Print quality is excellent, I might get better results from a pro print shop, but not much better if at all. I'm a big fan of HP printers but those little cartridges are just too expensive!This is still...
  • Dell V305 Printer Problems

    10/05/2009 4:08:36 PM PDT · by hsmomx3 · 25 replies · 1,946+ views
    The Dell V305 printer came with my new Dell computer (Vista Home Premium OS). The printer works okay but there are times when it will not print documents from the computer. I get a pop up that says the computer is not communicating with the printer even though everything is plugged in properly and the settings have not been touched. I have heard that this happens with the V305. It has wireless capabilities but I use the USB option instead. If you had to choose another printer that does not fail you, what would it be? Would need a printer/copier/scanner...
  • Print Country -- Scum

    11/26/2008 4:58:37 PM PST · by Still Thinking · 14 replies · 634+ views
    I needed to reload the driver for my HP 5650 due to a recent rebuild of my PC, and I was hesitant to go to HP, because I wanted the driver, not 80MB of ads and crapware/spyware. So I went to, gave them all kinds of personal information to be able to login only to learn this was a printer they didn't have the driver for. Then I went to Print Country, who advertises "free drivers" answered a somewhat less intrusive list of questions, submitted X-rays and a DNA sample, and got my download link -- to the HP...
  • Invisible dots left by printers 'breach privacy'[EU]

    02/26/2008 12:09:15 PM PST · by BGHater · 24 replies · 144+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 26 Feb 2008 | Bruno Waterfield
    European Union justice watchdogs are concerned that "Big Brother" computer printer technology that allows security agencies to track printed documents might breach privacy laws. Most consumers are unaware that many popular colour laser printers, including those made by Brother, Cannon, Xerox and HP, embed almost invisible tracking dots onto documents, uniquely identifying the machine that printed them. Franco Frattini, European Commissioner for Justice and Security, has launched an investigation after receiving official complaints from Euro-MPs. "To the extent that individuals may be identified through material printed or copied using certain equipment, such processing may give rise to the violation of...
  • Multifunction Printers: The Forgotten Security Risk?

    02/14/2008 7:36:11 AM PST · by STARWISE · 9 replies · 98+ views
    Slashdot ^ | 2-13-08 | ScuttleMonkey
    REFERENCES ARTICLE FROM SOURCE THAT CAN'T BE POSTED HERE. ~~~~~ eweekhickins writes to share an article *snip* highlighting the forgotten risks that a multifunction printer could possibly offer. Brendan O'Connor first called attention to the vulnerabilities of these new devices at a Black Hat talk in '06 and warns that these are no longer "dumb" machine sitting in the corner and should be treated with their own respective security strategy. ~~~~ Forum post on Slashdot: ~~~~ "The biggest issue isn't a lack of (software or physical) security regarding the machine, but a lack of a security policy in these instances....
  • The Inkjet Refill Racket

    02/13/2008 1:32:47 AM PST · by Banjoguy · 40 replies · 216+ views
    POPSCI.COM ^ | 2/12/2008 | Jon Chase
    Home inkjet printers and their ilk have for a while now embodied the best and worst of the technological state of the union, as it were. Simply put, they are mainstream products with incredibly high-end engineering, but also represent a ludicrously false economy in the worst way. And for a decade, printer companies having been laughing all the way to the bank at our expense.
  • Study: Inkjet printers are filthy, lying thieves

    06/21/2007 1:05:59 PM PDT · by TChris · 139 replies · 3,645+ views
    Ars Technica ^ | 6/18/07 | Ken Fisher
    A new study says that on average, more than half of the ink from inkjet cartridges is wasted when users toss them in the garbage. Why is that interesting? According to the study, users are tossing the cartridges when their printers are telling them they're out of ink, not when they necessarily are out of ink. The study by TÜV Rheinland looked at inkjet efficiency across multiple brands, including Epson (who commissioned the study), Lexmark, Canon, HP, Kodak, and Brother. They studied the efficiency of both single and multi-ink cartridges. Espon's printers were among the highest rated, at more than...
  • Beam It Down From the Web, Scotty

    05/09/2007 10:00:05 PM PDT · by bamahead · 24 replies · 761+ views
    The New York Times ^ | May 7, 2007 | SAUL HANSELL
    PASADENA, Calif. — Sometimes a particular piece of plastic is just what you need. You have lost the battery cover to your cellphone, perhaps. Or your daughter needs to have the golden princess doll she saw on television. Now. In a few years, it will be possible to make these items yourself. You will be able to download three-dimensional plans online, then push Print. Hours later, a solid object will be ready to remove from your printer. .................................................. “In the future, everyone will have a printer like this at home,” said Hod Lipson, a professor at Cornell University, who has...
  • Kodak launches printer to compete with HP, others ~ Ink cartridges much less cost...

    02/06/2007 9:45:30 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 18 replies · 390+ views
    Yahoo ^ | Feb 6, 2007 2 hours, 4 minutes ago | Reuters Staff
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Eastman Kodak Co. (NYSE:EK - news) introduced a line of desktop printers on Tuesday that use low-cost replacement ink cartridges, entering a market dominated by Hewlett-Packard Co. (NYSE:HPQ - news) For the camera and photography company, the long-awaited launch of inkjet printing products kicks off a year in which it hopes to end the tough and expensive three-year transformation that has seen Kodak shed tens of thousands of workers.Kodak will start sales in March of 3 EasyShare All-in-One printers, ranging from $150 to $300, which will print, scan and copy document and photos. Black replacement ink...
  • Review: Secret codes in printers may allow government tracking

    10/25/2005 5:43:20 PM PDT · by Momaw Nadon · 34 replies · 1,074+ views
    AFP via PHYSORG.COM ^ | Tuesday, October 25, 2005 | AFP
    Tiny dots produced by some laser printers are a secret code that can allow the government to track down counterfeiters, a new study concludes, raising the hackles of privacy advocates. The Electronic Frontier Foundation said its researchers recently broke the code behind the tiny tracking dots and said the US Secret Service confirmed that the tracking is part of a deal struck with selected color laser printer manufacturers to identify counterfeiters. "We've found that the dots from at least one line of printers encode the date and time your document was printed, as well as the serial number of...
  • High Speed Internet & All-In-One Printers

    07/22/2005 4:59:48 PM PDT · by hsmomx3 · 7 replies · 302+ views
    Finally taking the plunge and getting high speed internet. If you have an A-I-O printer, how do you get it to work properly if it has a fax machine? My phone line is all the way on the other side of the room compared to where my cable outlet is. If you have any tips, I'd appreciate it.
  • Slaking Your Printer's Exotic Thirst

    02/22/2005 5:31:49 AM PST · by infocats · 75 replies · 2,914+ views
    New York Times | February 17, 2005 | Michelle Slatalla
    "IT struck me recently that buying printers is a lot like buying hamsters. Both are so cute when you get them, not to mention cheap, and the whole family oohs and aahs about the fun times that lie ahead. Only later, when it is time to clean the cage - or in the case of the printers, to change the ink - do you realize what a hellish choice you have made. Consider last Sunday night, for example. At 10 p.m., my daughter dropped a bombshell: a high school science report had to be printed. Although the problem at first...
  • Printer Help

    10/02/2004 1:50:09 PM PDT · by PRSOrlando · 6 replies · 201+ views
    Any tech junkies here? Hey folks. I had to do a clean restore on my computer. Now everythings fine except one thing. My printer which is an HP Photosmart 1000. I try using the product's installation CD and it won't auto start. So, when I go into my computer and the CD's contents and click install a noise comes up like a dialogue box opening and nothing happens. The same is true when I downloaded the product's software off the HP website. Anyone know what might be wrong? Thanks for any advice. PS, I'm running on Windows Millenium Edition.
  • A New Use for Old Printers: Treating Burn Victims

    08/20/2004 3:36:56 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 14 replies · 740+ views
    Technology Trends ^ | 8/13/04 | Roland Piquepaille
    A New Use for Old Printers: Treating Burn Victims Researchers in the US are using old inkjet printers to produce sheets of human skin to be used on burn victims. They think that this 'skin-printing' method will minimize rejections by patients and reduce post-operative complications. In this article, the Wall Street Journal (paid registration needed) writes that while the technology is still in its early stages, it could be used clinically within two years. This could be a life-saving technology for the 20% of burn patients who have the most extensive burns. Considering that each year, some 45,000 people...