Puppy Linux Discussion Forum Forum Index Puppy Linux Discussion Forum
Puppy HOME page : puppylinux.com
"THE" alternative forum : puppylinux.info
 
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

The time now is Sat 29 Nov 2014, 06:09
All times are UTC - 4
 Forum index » Off-Topic Area » Security
Copy machines a security risk for users
Post new topic   Reply to topic View previous topic :: View next topic
Page 1 of 1 [9 Posts]  
Author Message
bill

Joined: 28 May 2008
Posts: 495

PostPosted: Fri 07 May 2010, 09:55    Post subject:  Copy machines a security risk for users
Subject description: They scan everything, record it on hdd
 

While this is NOT Puppy Related,I think it info EVERY World Citizen should
be aware of :
http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=6412572n&tag=related;photovideo
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
WhoDo


Joined: 11 Jul 2006
Posts: 4441
Location: Lake Macquarie NSW Australia

PostPosted: Fri 07 May 2010, 19:07    Post subject: Re: Copy machines a security risk  

bill wrote:
While this is NOT Puppy Related,I think it info EVERY World Citizen should
be aware of :
http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=6412572n&tag=related;photovideo

Well count me as one of those who had never considered the consequences here! I will in future! Thanks, bill. Shocked

_________________
Actions speak louder than words ... and they usually work when words don't!
SIP:whodo@proxy01.sipphone.com; whodo@realsip.com
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
Lobster
Official Crustacean


Joined: 04 May 2005
Posts: 15117
Location: Paradox Realm

PostPosted: Sat 08 May 2010, 00:40    Post subject:  

Confused

Fascinating.
If so inclined you could hack a web enabled photocopier . . .

http://boingboing.net/2010/03/26/discarded-photocopie.html

Good info to know. Quite serious really Cool

What happens when the washing machine is web enabled? Ours puts up a phone number for an engineer when at fault, I wanted auto calling.
What happens when it starts to get spam ads?

_________________
Puppy WIKI
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website 
Aitch


Joined: 04 Apr 2007
Posts: 6825
Location: Chatham, Kent, UK

PostPosted: Sun 09 May 2010, 11:06    Post subject:  

Ah.....takes me back to those sixties ads saying you'll have hours of leisure as machines learn to do the 'menial tasks'
....and just imagine what it's like for technophobes......

Aitch Smile
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
benali72

Joined: 09 Aug 2006
Posts: 278

PostPosted: Tue 11 May 2010, 18:31    Post subject:  

Thanks for posting this.

I had read a couple years ago that most copies use disks that record everything until written over with newer info. I specifically bought a new all-in-one printer that does copying just to eliminate my use of public copiers.

I understand that unwiped disks go for 10 - 20 pounds UK in Nigeria (up to $50 US).
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
Makoto


Joined: 03 Sep 2009
Posts: 1813
Location: Out wandering... maybe.

PostPosted: Wed 12 May 2010, 03:21    Post subject:  

Do they still market any machines (fax or otherwise) using thermal transfer film, or anything like it?

I remember saving the film whenever we replaced it in one of our first few fax machines, because you could unroll the used film and read everything that had been printed through the machine. Neutral

_________________
[ Puppy 4.3.1 JP, Frugal install | 1GB RAM | 1.3GB swap ] * My Pidgin Builds for Puppy 4.3.1+
In memory of our beloved American Eskimo puppy (1995-2010) and black Lab puppy (1997-2011).
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
cthisbear

Joined: 29 Jan 2006
Posts: 3457
Location: Sydney Australia

PostPosted: Wed 12 May 2010, 05:25    Post subject:  

This post from Bill has finally stopped me sitting on
photo copiers and scanning my derrière.

Chris.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
WhoDo


Joined: 11 Jul 2006
Posts: 4441
Location: Lake Macquarie NSW Australia

PostPosted: Wed 12 May 2010, 08:08    Post subject:  

cthisbear wrote:
This post from Bill has finally stopped me sitting on
photo copiers and scanning my derrière.

Why? Think of the lovely message it would send to those nasty privacy invaders if they were presented with that after working so hard to recover the hard drive data! Twisted Evil

_________________
Actions speak louder than words ... and they usually work when words don't!
SIP:whodo@proxy01.sipphone.com; whodo@realsip.com
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
bill

Joined: 28 May 2008
Posts: 495

PostPosted: Wed 12 May 2010, 11:54    Post subject:    

Gee, I hate it that I have gone and thrown a wet blanket on our
exhibitionist friends Rolling Eyes But technology is a double-edged sword. It appears,that a very high government official was railing about Ipods, cell phones and the like lately. Seems it is interfering with their keeping things in the dark. Don't you just hate it when that happens !?!? Wink
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
Display posts from previous:   Sort by:   
Page 1 of 1 [9 Posts]  
Post new topic   Reply to topic View previous topic :: View next topic
 Forum index » Off-Topic Area » Security
Jump to:  

You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You can download files in this forum


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group
[ Time: 0.0596s ][ Queries: 12 (0.0052s) ][ GZIP on ]