Coming Soon: Spam on Your Printer From the Web

[IDG] By using a little-known capability found in most Web browsers, Web pages can launch a print job on just about any printer on a victim’s network.Aaron Weaver has made a discovery the world could probably do without: He’s found a way to spam your printer from the Web.By using a little-known capability found in most Web browsers, Weaver can make a Web page launch a print job on just about any printer on a victim’s network. The Web site could print annoying ads on the printer and theoretically issue more dangerous commands, like telling the printer to send a fax, format its hard drive or download new firmware.
http://www.pcworld.com/article/id,141239-c,spam/article.html
www.infoworld.com/article/08/01/09/Spam-your-printer-from-the-Web-Researcher-shows-how_1.html

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