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Printer security risk ‘should not be overlooked’

By Paperstone on August 15, 2007 in Office Supplies

The security risk posed by office machines which are connected to the network, such as printers, has been highlighted by a manager at Lexmark.

Minh Tran, who is a regional product manager at the Asia-Pacific arm of the printer supplies company, told that he did not know of any particular security breaches involving printers or similar office machines.

However, he emphasised the need for companies to properly protect such office equipment to reduce vulnerability.

"A network is never completely secure; it’s never secure enough," he said, according to the news provider.

He explained that Lexmark has made sure that its printers have additional levels of security to guard against hackers, who may use the office machines to penetrate the corporate network.

Some 87 per cent of senior IT decision makers polled by the office equipment company said that document and print security was "important" to their businesses, Mr Tran said.

In late July, Lexmark reported that second-quarter profits had fallen due to weak sales of products such as printer cartridges.

Other office supplies manufactured by Lexmark include Paper and toner.

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