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Old 05-13-2010, 11:12 PM   #1
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Why the heck did they put hard drives in them? Simple flash memory would've done just fine.
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Can you imagine the variety of info on one at a Post Office or Public Library. Now that it'* gotten exposure on the News, there will be alot more breaches/theft of ID.
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Yup they just told a million crooks right where the info is
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You have to wonder if anyone even thinks when they design things like that.
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You have to wonder if anyone even thinks when they design things like that.
Well in a sense it does have purpose because a hard drive can be cheaper to achieve faster speeds, therefore making it a cost effective cache and retaining customer satisfaction in the operation of the unit. The downside is hard drives are easy to recover data while volatile flash memory is virtually impossible to recover once the unit is powered off.
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Why does a copier need to store 20000 scanned images... just doesn't seem necessary.
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Ugh, that is just utterly scary!

But did you hear what the guy said about how much it costs for the upgraded option to delete the info is? $500. What does this remind you of? It makes me think that these copier companies are aware of the risks when these copiers are sold elsewhere, but don't care. They want the money. It also mirrors the Anti-Virus, and Malware industry. Do you think its really hackers making trojans? It'* probably the AV software makers that create the malicious software just to stay in business.

As the old saying goes, best way to catch a thief is to think like a thief.

Most software companies hire "hackers" to test their own networks.
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