Copy Machines, AKA Data Goldmines

Copy Machines, AKA Data Goldmines

PostBy: Richard S. On: Tue May 18, 2010 12:50 am

Scary as hell....

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Re: Copy Machines, AKA Data Goldmines

PostBy: WNY On: Tue May 18, 2010 6:11 am

Yup, just saw that on our local news for Buffalo.....it is scary.
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Re: Copy Machines, AKA Data Goldmines

PostBy: Dann757 On: Tue May 18, 2010 7:50 pm

I saw that too-- told my neice about it, a lot of paperwork in her business.
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Re: Copy Machines, AKA Data Goldmines

PostBy: Yanche On: Tue May 18, 2010 9:44 pm

Just remember the warning when you take your tax return to the nearest copy center, or post office, or into work or wherever. Now realize the photocopy service copy guy has all the tools to swap out the hard drive in a flash. The better trained techs will even know how to download the hard drive diagnostic information to their equipment. Scared yet? How about the all in one units. Computer printer, FAX and scanner. The very high end units have hard drives. How long will it be before someone hacks the operating system and downloads the hard drive contents via a incoming FAX telephone call. I'm not saying this has been done, but it might be possible. Old fashioned carbon paper anyone? Don't forget to burn the carbon paper, someone might pick it out of the trash.

Worried? Buy your own low end photocopier, they don't have hard drives. They have volatile semiconductor memory. Content is lost when you turn the power off.
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Re: Copy Machines, AKA Data Goldmines

PostBy: Horace On: Wed May 19, 2010 9:53 am

Wonder how many copies of people's asses they've seen?
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Re: Copy Machines, AKA Data Goldmines

PostBy: Adamiscold On: Thu May 20, 2010 7:39 am

Very scary!!!
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Re: Copy Machines, AKA Data Goldmines

PostBy: gaw On: Sat May 22, 2010 7:36 am

Yanche wrote:Worried? Buy your own low end photocopier, they don't have hard drives. They have volatile semiconductor memory. Content is lost when you turn the power off.

Yanche, I think you hit it in the beginning statement. It is generally not your personal computer or copier that will do the bad guys much good it would be the ones from large companies or government offices that have the most potential, the copiers that are out of our control. Maybe the best deterrent to identity theft is to max out any and all credit cards, own nothing, and file bankruptcy, or better yet owe the IRS a lot of money and be on the run from them. Now who would want to be you?

It’s all scary stuff but I can’t let it keep me up at night.
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