Company allegedly forces ink refills for tasks that don't require printing
If at first you don't succeed, try, try again
Several weeks after being pushed out
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.
Bricking some working cartridges in the process
Epson says it's all about sustainability
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.
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Faxing capabilities cease to function as well
Latest patch Tuesday efforts spool up a new nightmare for network printers
Disabling the Windows Print Spooler service for internet-connected devices is still the safest way to protect against the critical vulnerability
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'PrintNightmare' exists on all Windows versions; Microsoft currently advises either disabling the service or blocking inbound remote requests
But will it introduce new problems?
Support for the service ends on New Year's Eve
He reportedly also bought video games and gadgets using the library's money
An update to fix an update
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Conversely, printer hardware costs could increase
We've been here before
Update allegedly disabled third-party ink and refilled OEM cartridges