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HP adds protection against firmware attacks to enterprise printers

Lucian Constantin | Sept. 23, 2015
New security features in HP's printers can detect rogue BIOS and firmware modifications

Aside from replacing the entire firmware, attackers can also exploit vulnerabilities in individual firmware components to gain unauthorized access to a device's functions or the files stored on it.

For example, in 2009, HP issued firmware updates for several LaserJet printer models in order to fix a remotely exploitable vulnerability in their Web-based administration interface.

 

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