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HP LaserJet Pro Firmware Flaw Exposes Printers to Remote Attack

Certain HP LaserJet Pro printers contain a security flaw that could allow a remote attacker to gain unauthorized access to your data.

HP Printer Firmware Flaw Exposes Printers to Remote Attack

Another day, another security warning to make you aware of. This time, HP has issued a critical security update for 10 of their LaserJet Pro printers after they discovered a vulnerability that could give hackers remote access to user data.

While this problem is less widespread than other security vulnerabilities we have told you about lately, if you have one of the affected printers, updating the firmware is a pretty quick, straightforward step you can take to make sure you are protected.

The affected printers are these, followed by the version number of the firmware you need to update to:

  • HP LaserJet Pro P1102w, firmware 20130213
  • HP LaserJet Pro P1606dn, firmware 20130213
  • HP LaserJet Pro M1212nf MFP, firmware 20130211
  • HP LaserJet Pro M1213nf MFP, firmware 20130211
  • HP LaserJet Pro M1214nfh MFP, firmware 20130211
  • HP LaserJet Pro M1216nfh Multifunction Printer, firmware 20130211
  • HP LaserJet Pro M1217nfw Multifunction Printer, firmware 20130211
  • HP HotSpot LaserJet Pro M1218nfs MFP, firmware 20130211
  • HP LaserJet Pro M1219nf MFP, firmware 20130211
  • HP LaserJet Pro CP1025nw, firmware 20130212

To download a firmware update, browse to www.hp.com/go/support and then:

  • Select “Drivers & Software”
  • Enter your HP product name from the above list into the search field
  • Click on “Search”
  • If the search returns a list of products click on the appropriate product
  • Under “Select operating system” select your operating system, click Next
  • Under “Select a Download” Select “Firmware”
  • Click Download to obtain the Firmware

If you have any questions, or run into any trouble, let us know and we will try to help. You can leave a comment below or use our contact page to reach us.


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Greg Bussmann is the marketer and blogger here at PMI Computer Supplies. He would love to hear from you. Please leave a comment below or email your feedback to him directly.



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