Jerry <je...@seibercom.net> wrote: > > > Furthermore, there are means of encrypting print data ... > > > > Utterly irrelevant to the topic under discussion, which is > > the additional malware exposure that a PDF-accepting printer > > has relative to a printer that accepts only PCL and/or PS. > > FROM YOUR ORIGINAL POST: > "All the more reason to avoid wireless. (I had been thinking more > along the lines of someone intercepting sensitive print files, e.g. > tax returns, as they were being sent to the printer.)"
I think you must have missed the parentheses, and the "had been". When I initially stated my distrust of wireless (in a post prior to the one you quoted here), I didn't specify a particular security- related reason, just general concern that it effectively bypasses the firewall. Here I note that Poly's concern about a printer being corrupted by receiving a malicious "firmware update" job is important, and acknowledge that my original concern about sniffing pales by comparison. > I again restate my original statement that there exists means of > encrypting data sent to a printer. Yes, provided the printer supports the corresponding decryption operation, but that capability is still irrelevant to the question of whether the printer's firmware can be corrupted by a malicious "firmware update" job. According to the report that Poly linked to, there are at least some printers that are vulnerable to that kind of attack. _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"