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Re: [opensuse] Fax vulnerability
On 2018-08-16 11:34 a.m., ken wrote:
It the past few days it's been announced that there is a vulnerability
in many "fax machines" (more accurately, all-in-one printers with fax
capabilities).  I've tracked down and downloaded a tarball, but have
found very little info about it. The contents of the tarball look like a
mix of a website and a python program with some C code and printer
drivers and other stuff thrown in.  Should I start wading through all
that, or will there be an update coming out from Suse?  I've got an HP
OfficeJet, if that plays a role.

Fax is about as secure as a land line.

My GP won't notify me about results, appointments or anything by e-mail, they
consider email to be 'insecure'.
But I can go to the basement of their building, thee parking ports, and look at
the wring and clip a recorder on there. FAX is not secure.

The irony is that all those results they won't send me ...
Well the place that does my blood work, the X-ray centre that does things like
bone density analysis and more, my hospital, all the specialists I deal with, be
they eyes, ent, etc etc, all have email, or a web site where I can register to
get my results. And yes they do have security layers.

And these are all at proper managed servers, not Gmail.
Which, yes, is of questionable security.

Then, of course, there are a whole other raft of phone hacking methods!

A: Yes.
> Q: Are you sure?
>> A: Because it reverses the logical flow of conversation.
>>> Q: Why is top posting frowned upon?

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