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The Latest ID Theft Threat is the Photocopier

Who would have thought that the trusty old photocopier would become the next biggest identity theft tool? With companies equipping hard drives into them, there is no telling how your information will be used after you run of a few copies of maybe your drivers license, your passport, maybe even a credit card. Remember the Xmas party where you photocopied your ass? Whoops!

At issue are the hard drives embedded in most copiers and intelligent printers manufactured in the past five years. Data is stored on the drive before a document is copied or printed; unless security provisions are in place, the data is stored unencrypted and remains there until the drive is full and new data overwrites old.

Source: Computer World

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