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HP prepping firmware update to fix critical security vulnerability in LaserJet printers

The bug could allow hackers to remotely access sensitive information
In a nutshell: Dozens of HP printers are vulnerable to a security issue that could potentially allow attackers to access sensitive information. The company is aware of the problem and is working on an update that will be rolled out later this year. In the meantime, HP is suggesting that users downgrade the firmware version of the affected models as a temporary workaround to mitigate the issue.
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HP pays out in another settlement over ink cartridge DRM

The practice is likely to continue for the foreseeable future
A hot potato: Printer ink cartridges have long been notoriously expensive, and printer manufacturers use DRM to keep users from buying cheaper third-party versions. HP is still paying settlements to customers over how it deployed its DRM years ago, but the practice shows no sign of ending soon.