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Hackers could use fax machines to take over entire networks, researchers warn

Saheli Roy Choudhury

Researchers at Check Point Software Technologies warn that cybercriminals can exploit vulnerabilities found in all-in-one printers to hack company networks. In a report, the researchers showed how they were able to take over a device by faxing lines of malicious code disguised as an image file. While fax machines are considered archaic technology, there are still millions of devices that are used today, particularly in the medical sector.