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"Friends don’t let friends get spied on.' – Richard Stallman, President of the Free Software Foundation and longtime advocate of privacy in technology.

The Photocopier in Your Office May Be the Biggest Security Problem You Have

Does your company keep sensitive data — Social Security numbers, credit reports, account numbers, health records, or business secrets? If so, then you’ve probably instituted safeguards to protect that information, whether it’s stored in computers or on paper. That’s not only good business, but may be required by law. However, your company may be unknowingly exposing the same information to hackers and thieves worldwide.

If the data on your copiers gets into the wrong hands, it could lead to fraud and identity theft. Many people do not realize that information from many modern copiers is easily hacked.

You can read more in the Federal Trade Commission’s article, Copier Data Security: A Guide for Businesses, at

Categories: News & Current Events, Offline Privacy & Security, Online Privacy & Security

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