Category Archives: Printer Security

Hacking printers

A nice article that goes over that hacking printers is alive and well.  Most of the tool uses PJL to get into the system.  So if you can turn that off, it would be worth it. https://isc.sans.edu/forums/diary/Multiple+vulnerabilities+discovered+in+popular+printer+models/22023/ https://github.com/RUB-NDS/PRET http://hacking-printers.net/wiki/index.php/Main_Page

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Hide your own Homebrewed Stingray in a printer

The author uses a RaspberryPi with some antennas and hides the setup within a HP printer to act as a mini cell tower and sniff in on the traffic.  Pretty clever build. http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/11/02/printer_spy_box/

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RouterSploit, Metasploit (like) for routers

Interesting python based tool.  It is used to find security issue with routers.  Sounds like its similar to Metasploit in setup/use.  Haven’t tried it myself thought. http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/04/26/pair_publishes_python_framework_for_rapid_router_wrecking/

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Hacking systems with barcodes

The author was going after POS systems.  But this would totally apply to things like printers and scanners too. http://hackaday.com/2016/02/17/barcodes-that-hack-devices/

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Sigh, even Motorola can’t get Security right

This is just sad, the article covers a conference talk that goes over several IoT cameras that have so many holes in them that its crazy.  The motorola one (which is just a re-branded one by Binatone), sends alot of … Continue reading

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Build a man-in-the-middle device for USB

Interesting build.  The author basically put a simple system together to do a man-in-middle attack on a USB system to figure out how the device works. USB Proxy Rats Out Your Devices’ Secrets

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Security design for IoT (aka embedded systems)

I always get a kick out of the IoT term.  Basically its embedded systems.  Anyways…interesting article covering a paper written by Prpl on how to secure embedded systems. http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/01/07/prpl_secure_iot_guide/

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Using a drone to fake out a printer and capture jobs

Some researchers build a drone with a phone attached to it and flew it around office areas.  Why?  The phone would pick up the local WiFi enabled printers, pretend to be them, and intercept any incoming jobs.  Now if they … Continue reading

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So how much meds are you going to give yourself?

Article covers how medical pumps (embedded systems) has a flaw in them that could allow hackers to trigger the pumps to do more or less of a drug.  I can just see it now, folks admitted to hospitals now OD’ing … Continue reading

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Use an RPi as a wireless print server

Good article on how to setup a Raspberry Pi as a print server.  This is a good way to improve security of the printer (potentially) as well.  Down side.  You would be surprised how many printers out there cannot interact … Continue reading

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