New Jersey law would require companies to erase copier hard drives

Like any computing device, most copiers, printers and scanners contain hard drives that save documents after they’re processed. And, like other computing devices, they can be hacked, and those documents can be stolen by cybercriminals. 

The 5 biggest security blunders of 2010

As 2010 draws to a close, it’s a good time to reflect on the mistakes of the past year and learn from them. Here are five notable breach stories from 2010 — and the lessons they teach:

Canon warns about copier security risk

A few weeks after the information security threat posed by copier hard drives became big news, one manufacturer has spoken publicly about the issue.

Personal info found on used copier’s hard drive

A recent news report gives businesses a scary reminder: Make sure all info is wiped from hardware before it’s recycled, thrown away or sent back to a leasing agent.