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Is Your Printer Putting your Secure Network at Risk?

Data Security

Here at EBI, we are all about information security. You have to be when you handle people’s most sensitive data. While your company might not manage as much delicate information as we do, a hacker gaining access to your records or work product could still be devastating.

An article on BleeepingComputer.com revealed that a hacker, who calls himself Stackoverflowin, exposed a serious hole in IT security. The hacker claims to have infiltrated more than 150,000 printers that were left exposed online. That means they did not have a firewall or other security settings enabled. Stackoverflowin claims he only had the best of intentions. He wanted to show companies the risk they are taking by not protecting this seemingly innocent piece of equipment.

‘Tis the Season for Tax Scams

Data Security

Tax season is here. Few people can honestly say they look forward to the crunch, but scammers and hackers seem to be having a very good time at everyone else’s expense. A few new hacks have been exposed recently, and they reiterate the importance of being overly protective when it comes to Personally Identifiable Information (PII).