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Copy that: Some office equipment poses identity theft risk (access required)

By Caitlin Coakley By now, most savvy businesses know the basics of computer security: Firewalls, passwords, etc. But few may realize that other everyday office equipment — that combination printer, fax machine and digital copier — may also pose a threat of information and identity theft. Any machine that can handle multiple jobs at once or collate the documents poses a risk, say experts. To perform these tasks, the machine must save a copy of the document to its hard drive. “A scanner by itself probably does not have a hard drive,” said Linda Foley, founder of the San Diego-based Identity Theft Resource Center. “But combo fax, printers, copiers, you’re asking it to have memory. It has to have some hard drive.”

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  1. Excellent article. Very helpful. Keep up the good work.

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