Can Your Office Copier Be Hacked to Access Confidential Documents?

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on August 26, 2004

A brief article in the August 26 Wall Street Journal, page B6, raises important questions concerning the security of confidential corporate documents stored on the hard drives of digital copiers, and potentially accessible by hackers if the drives have separate network addresses. From the article: “If a human resources department uses a digital photocopier to record employees’ social security or driver’s licenses, “That information is resident on that hard drive,” says Edward McLaughlin, president of Sharp Document Solutions. “It is something that every financial institution is all over.”

  • For additional information, see this report from Sharp, Document Security and the Digital Copier and Printer.
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