16 Jul 16 – 20-year-old Windows bug lets printers install malware

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    Nick Francesco
    Nick Francesco
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    Yep, this bug’s been around for 20 years. So no matter what version of Windows you have, you’ve got this bug.

    #4699
    Christian
    Christian
    Participant

    The exploit works for networked printers too. All you have to do is run some program to create a fake printer on a public wifi network, and Windows will automatically install any software you give it. That’s pretty bad.

    #4700

    RChandra
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    No Microsoft Windows for me (well…if the installation is Windows, it doesn’t print and has the printer-related services disabled. They’re for updating my TomTom). So I don’t care. And all my CUPS installations are kept up to date by Canonical.

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