Exposed HP LaserJet printers offer Anonymous FTP to the public

Exposed printers are a soft target, researcher says.

By Steve Ragan

Networked HP LaserJet printers, which have been made available to the public by the organizations hosting them, offer potential attackers a ready-made Anonymous FTP server. At present, there are thousands of these devices online.

The exposed printers were the focus of a new blog post by Chris Vickery. Vickery has previously worked with Salted Hash on a number of stories – including database leaks that exposed class records at SNHU, 3.3 million Hello Kitty fans, 191 million voter records, and an additional 18 million voter records with targeted data.

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