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Millions of Printers Open to Devastating Hack Attack, Researchers Say

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Ang Cui, Columbia University

Columbia researcher Ang Cui explains how he was able to infect an HP printer with malicious code.

Credit: Columbia University

Could a hacker from half-way around the planet control your printer and give it instructions so frantic that it could eventually catch fire? Or use a hijacked printer as a copy machine for criminals, making it easy to commit identity theft or even take control of entire networks that would otherwise be secure?

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