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May 13, 2010

Digital Copiers Loaded With Secrets

Identity theft      I was absolutely blown away by the CBS News Report on the danger of digital copy machines to your security. Digital copy machines manufactured after 2002 all contain hard drives which take a picture of every document that they scan, print, copy and e-mail.  When the machine is put on the used copier market, it can be purchased by anyone.  The data on the hard drive can be read by generic software which is found free on the Internet.  

    The data can include anything from copies of a grocery list to your social security number and sensitive medical information.  Encryption software is available and can be installed on these copiers but if the users don't know that (1) there is a hard drive and (2) the software is available, how can they protect the unwary public from this risk of identity theft?

    Watch this CBS Investigative story.  You'll be as blown away as I was.


Related articles:

Buffalo News: Police Data on Copiers Causes City to Scramble

Buffalo News: Scrub Copiers' Memories Before Discarding

Legal Holds and Trigger Events Blog: Copier Hard Drives Pose Preservation Problem

PR Log: How to Protect Your Photocopier Hard Drive

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May 06, 2010

O.J.'s "Acquittal Suit" to Go On Display in Washington - Lowering the Bar

Oj simpson suit Sources report that the suit O.J. Simpson was wearing when he was acquitted of murder will be going on display at the Newseum in Washington, D.C.  Officials said they hoped the tan Armani suit would be ready for display by October, which would be the 15th anniversary of the acquittal.
Read the Associated Press Article

via www.loweringthebar.net

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