HP Printers Suffer From 1980s-Style Coding Error

By Robert Vamosi | 3/18/13 4:00 AM

There's a telnet debug shell vulnerability in the firmware of some HP laser printers, according to a warning from the US Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT).

The vulnerability note state that "certain HP LaserJet Professional printers contain a telnet debug shell which could allow a remote attacker to gain unauthorized access to data." The telnet debug shell carries the usernames and passwords of the party using the printer unencrypted, in the clear. The developer code apparently was left in the final production of various printer models.

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HP Sells WebOS To LG Electronics

By Robert Vamosi | 2/25/13 11:07 PM

Previously we reported that HP was dumping WebOS in favor of Android. Now Reuters reports HP has sold its operating system to LG Electronics.

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Goodbye WebOS: HP Is Moving To Android For Its Devices

By Robert Vamosi | 2/15/13 12:42 AM

The fate of WebOS seems clearer following a new report that HP will ship new mobile products featuring Google's Android.

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Popular Websites Have Weak DKIM Key Lengths

By Robert Vamosi | 10/24/12 4:19 AM

Google used weak Domainkey Identified Mail or DKIM, says one expert.

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HP Firmware Hacks Patched

By Robert Vamosi | 1/3/12 3:19 AM

With much anticipation, the Columbia University researchers Ang Chui and Jonathan Voris presented their full findings on remotely hacking HP printers at the 28th Chaos Communication Congress in Berlin, Germany, last week.

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Class Action Lawsuit Against HP

By Robert Vamosi | 12/9/11 4:29 AM

In continued fallout following last week's disclosure by two Columbia University researchers that the lack of firmware authentication makes HP printers subject to remote attacks that could result in fires and other damage, David Goldblatt of New York has filed a class action suite claiming the company violated California laws designed to protect consumers from fraudulent or deceptive business practices.

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HP Announces WebOS For Printers

By JDavis | 5/31/10 10:16 AM

In April, tech giant Hewlett-Packard announced its pending acquisition of mobile device innovator Palm for $1.2 billion. Included in Palm's portfolio is its WebOS, an operating system and development platform designed primarily for smartphones, which HP now appears poised to deliver to other devices, starting with printers.

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HP: Smart Meter Rollouts Need More Security

By JDavis | 5/19/10 9:52 AM

Under Obama's American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, states have a limited window of time during which to invest their stimulus budgets into projects which will improve energy efficiency and make energy infrastructure more sustainable. To maximize their use of stimulus funds, states are quickly investing in smart grid technologies, a demand that tech innovator Hewlett Packard is eager to satisfy.

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